Ole Gunner Solskjaer believes Manchester United are close to Europe’s elite

Manchester United manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer is confident his side are progressing and they are not far from challenging with Europe’s elite clubs.

The Red Devils have been according some are ‘million miles away’ from the best clubs in Europe, however, Solskjaer has played down those talks, stressing his side have improved.

Manchester United sit second in the Premier League and are through to the semi-finals of the Europa League for a second successive year.

In addition, Solskjaer and Man United have beaten three of the four Champions League semi-finalist this season [Chelsea, Man City and PSG], which suggest the Red Devils are not far away from the best.

Solskjaer believes Man United are close to Europe’s elite

“The reality is, we are in the Europa League and they are in the Champions League, but when you sit and watch the games and you know how well you have done against these teams, you know we not a million miles away,” Solskjaer said following United’s 2-0 victory over Granada.

“It is about consistency. It’s sometimes little details go against you, fine margins go against you, we would love to have been going through the group stages. I felt we had done enough at one point but we just couldn’t get it over line.”

“Now it’s about improving again and taking inspiration from good performances against them and learning from the bad performances and results we have had,” he added.

Solskjaer look set to clinch his first ever trophy as a Manchester United manager after successfully guiding the Red Devils to their second conservative semi final in the Europa League.

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