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Solskjaer explains approach to rebuilding Manchester United

The Manchester United manager speaks.

Manchester United Training Session
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained his approach to building his squad at the club as they attempt to finish off the current season, delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with the ShivNadarFoundation, he said: “I did feel that I was professional and did feel privileged to play for Manchester United.

“I wouldn’t be able to look at myself if I didn’t know I’d given everything for my teammates and my manager.

“That’s what I also now look for in players that we sign or we bring up from the youth team.

“You have to have a good personality and that you are professional because one rotten apple in the basket will make the others rotten.

“So for me it’s about building a team that will reflect me and my coaching staff’s personalities and views.

“Of course there are standards because we want to win. We are in the business to win.

“But the first step to be a Man Utd player and person, you have to be humble enough to know you have to work hard.”

“Never give in and always do your best, 100% effort is required every day and don’t think you are better than you are.”

“You still have to play with that confidence at the same time. It’s a fine balance but that is what is going to make the difference when we want to get to the championship again that we want to win.”

Manchester United are back in training following the relaxation of the guidelines to combat coronavirus in Britain, and they will start playing competitive football a couple of days after the Premier League restarts on the 17th June.

Solskjaer and United’s first game of the remaining Premier League season will be on 19th June when they visit Tottenham Hotspur.