Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the club are constructing a platform to restore them as champions of England, but maintains they require pedigreed additions in the summer transfer window to expedite the process.
Solskjaer oversaw the club’s first league double over Manchester City since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement following a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford on Sunday.
United outplayed Pep Guardiola’s men with Bruno Fernandes, their blockbuster signing in January, once again delivering a decisive performance.
And the Norwegian believes further investment of the same quality will enable the 20-time title winners to reduce the gap on City and Liverpool, who are 12 and 37 points clear respectively.
“For me, it shows we’re on the right track and improving,” he said in the aftermath of the third triumph over the defending champions this season.
“We’re Manchester United and we’re looking to catch the teams in front of us
“We feel we’re improving all the time. We know we lack one, two or three players to be considered a title contender, as well as some experience.
“We are just going to think about going up the table, getting more points. Chelsea and Leicester are too far ahead for my liking.”
The Red Devils are fifth, three points behind Frank Lampard’s charges in the final Champions League spot and five adrift Leicester City.
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