Solskjaer says Man Utd need signings to compete for Premier League title

United fell short in the Europa League semi-final and the performance raised questions about the strength in depth of the squad

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United need signings if they are to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title next season.

The Norwegian didn’t make a change until the 87th minute of United’s 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-final on Sunday night in Cologne, as a lack of squad depth meant the manager did not have suitable options to change the game off the bench.

“You know at times in games like this when you create so many chances and openings it’s difficult to take players with goals in them out of the pitch. Mason [Greenwood], Marcus [Rashford], Anthony [Martial], Bruno [Fernandes] — they’re all goalscorers and they’ve been fantastic for us,” Solskjaer said when explaining why he didn’t make an earlier change.

“They created enough today to score. Yeah, we looked a little tired towards the end but we’ve done excellent and I made the decisions I made.”

Pushed on how hard it will be for his side close the gap in the league, Solskjaer suggested they need more players to help them improve.  

“We need to keep improving, keep doing what they’ve done every single day. They’ve worked so hard, [have the]…

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