Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole: United will always fight to be successful

Friday 05 November 2021 22:30

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has discussed the club’s resilience and winning mentality that he suggests will always ensure we are battling to be among world football’s top teams.

Having enjoyed a storied career in the Reds' dressing room at Old Trafford as a player, and now in the home dugout as the manager, few know what United stand for and believe in more than the Norwegian.

So, when asked about the potential of Manchester City eclipsing United’s historic achievements in the years to come, ahead of Saturday lunchtime’s derby meeting with the Blues at Old Trafford, the boss gave an insight into our own mentality and belief. 

"With Man United, we are always going to come back,” he said speaking to reporters during Friday afternoon’s press conference.

"We are always going to think we are the number one club in Manchester, and that also probably means in the world, too.”
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Earlier in the answer, Ole showed his respect to this weekend’s opposition for what they have done on the pitch over recent years, but says despite that, he cannot ever see City surpassing the success United have recorded, due to our desire to keep on adding to it in the future.

"I can’t ever see it happening [City eclipsing United’s success], the Norwegian admitted.

"But at the same time, you have to have respect for what they have done in the last 10 years, and even more so in the last four or five years with how dominant they have been here in England.”
Pushing to help the Reds add to that past glory going forward, including during the weekend’s meeting in M16, is Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Our neighbours were linked heavily with a move for our no.7 over the summer before Ronaldo chose United, and Ole says he’s glad Cristiano will be on the red side of the derby once again tomorrow.

"The good thing is that would never ever happen [Ronaldo joining City].

"There’s no chance of that happening and I’m happy he’s wearing red," the boss added. 

“Hopefully, he can be the difference again.’’