United haven’t received the Premier League since Ferguson retired in 2013, securing simply three main trophies — one FA Cup, one League Cup and one Europa League — in these six years.
Solskjaer, who received 12 trophies as a United participant below Ferguson between 1996 and 2007, doesn’t know if he’ll nonetheless be managing the membership as soon as his momentary association finishes on the finish of this season.
However, he’s decided to make sure that, in the long run, United can change into Premier League champions once more, taking their victory at title contenders Tottenham in January as an indication that they’re able to doing so.
“I think we’re too far behind this year, obviously. You’ve got to catch up with the other teams ahead of us, especially Manchester City and Liverpool, but now Tottenham — they’re really in the running as well,” mentioned Solskjaer.
“There are three groups who’ve been far forward. We’ve crushed Tottenham, so we all know that we’re able to that however we’d like the consistency.
“Two years’ time is lengthy sufficient, but in addition brief sufficient, to say that we have the likelihood to make a giant distinction in our preparation, in all the things.
“Next year: you always hope, of course. When I went to Molde as manager, they were 11th in 2010, and in 2011 we won the league, so you can never say never.”
United’s instant goal within the league could also be a top-four end, however there stays the prospect of silverware within the Champions League and FA Cup.
“Challenging for every trophy,” mentioned Solskjaer when requested what United’s targets ought to be. “That’s what we ought to be about.
“We have to maneuver slowly as a result of we’re fifth for the time being. There are six very, superb groups (within the Premier League) and all will problem for the trophies.
“But we’ve got the resources, the infrastructure and the history to move towards the top and that is the only way we should think about things at Manchester United.”
United can transfer again into the highest 4 for the primary time for the reason that opening weekend of the season with victory at Fulham on Saturday as fourth-placed Chelsea aren’t in motion till Sunday after they make the daunting journey to the opposite aspect of Manchester to face City.
And Solskjaer is more and more assured of securing Champions League soccer subsequent season.
“I’m very confident. The players have shown me they have the character. They have the belief and they have the quality to improve,” he added.
“That’s what we have to think about: How we improve. That gives me the confidence and belief — what I have seen at the training ground.”