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United don't need massive changes - Solskjaer

9th February 2019, 09:52 by Nick Harris

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not believe Manchester United need to change their squad massively before they can challenge for silverware.

Instead Solskjaer's focus is on improving the current players the club has rather than conducting a major overhaul of a squad which is currently sat in fifth spot in the Premier League.

"Well, I think it is about who we've got here as well," the interim United boss said when asked how many players it would take to make this a title-challenging team.

"If every single player can improve by one or two per cent so it is not about X amount of players.

"It has to be the right one, it has to be one who fits the personality, has to fit in with the team.

"It's not just buy a superstar and that will fix things and suddenly we go from challenging to be among the top four and being the champions."

For now, the focus is on beating Fulham on Saturday lunchtime and breaking into the top four - a position Solskjaer is "very confident" of finishing in this season.

The former United striker also has Champions League and FA Cup exertions to balance so, like mentor Ferguson, keeps a keen eye on the upcoming games.

"I plan many, many weeks ahead but that is dependent on form, injuries, sickness," Solskjaer added.

"It might change if we lost that game or won that game, and I might make a different decision because you always leave it until the last day, really.

"I've got a bit of a view on how the team will look against Chelsea, Liverpool, PSG, but the closer you get to the Fulham game the more focused you are on just that one."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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