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Solskjaer: There will be no room for excuses

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently disclosed there will be no room for excuses for Manchester United if they fail to deliver next season.


The Red Devils finished 32 points behind champions Manchester City in the sixth spot – meaning they can only settle for the Europa League next season.

United return for pre-season on July 1 before embarking on a tour of Australia, Singapore and China, with Solskjaer promising his squad will hit the ground running.

“We’re going to sit down and go through all the plans with the physical coaches and with the coaches and we’ll be ready when July 1 comes,” said Solskjaer.

“There are not going to be any excuses.

“You never get a break from football. You always think about it. Even if I’m back home now in Norway, I’m watching games and analysing games from towards the end of the season.

“I don’t want to switch off completely. I can switch off the phone once in a while, but you don’t switch off the brain.

“Maybe there will be a day or two without thinking about it but, of course, we’ve got a big job preparing for next season with player logistics and training logistics.”

United endured a terrible end to the season, picking up eight points from 24 in their final eight games, but Solskjaer claimed such a poor finish could ultimately benefit them.

“I’ve only been here five months but you get more energy off working and sometimes, sadly but it’s true, you get more energy when it goes against you,” Solskjaer told MUTV.