Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United head coach has claimed that winning trophies at this time is more difficult than the time of the Red Devils’ legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
During Ferguson’s tenure as head coach at the club, United won a total 38 trophies which includes 13 premier league titles in his 26 and a half year as their manager. Ever since the legend retired in 2013, they have struggled to just win only three trophies in seven seasons.
“We’ve got to be honest enough to say it is more difficult now,” said Solskjaer.
Liverpool has claimed this season’s premier league title which is their first in 30 years after Chelsea defeated Manchester City on Thursday.
Since the departure of Ferguson, United have managed to win the FA Cup in 2015-16, the Europa League in 2016-17 and the EFL Cup in 2017.
They are now aiming to reach the FA Cup semi-finals by beating Norwich at Carrow Road today.
“We’ve always had challengers, whether it was Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool. But most of the time it was just one of them challenging us,” Solskjaer said.
“Finishing third wasn’t normal. Now there are at least four, maybe five teams that can win the league and the cups.
“For me, every time you see anyone else lift the trophy, it hurts. I reckon that’s the feeling for everyone associated with Manchester United.”