Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that the Red Devils will need to strengthen in the summer transfer window in order to challenge Manchester City for next season’s Premier League title. The Red Devils were beaten by Leicester City on Tuesday evening to hand this year’s honours to Pep Guardiola’s side with three matches to spare.
Calgar Soyuncu’s second-half header sealed an important three points for the Foxes, who took a huge step towards sealing a top-four finish by downing second-placed United at Old Trafford.
Leicester full-back Luke Thomas had fired the visitors into an early lead with an impressive close-range strike, before Mason Greenwood put the Red Devils back on level terms five minutes later.
Soyuncu then slammed the ball home with a thumping finish to end any lingering hopes of a dramatic Premier League title charge for United.
Speaking after the full-time whistle, Solskjaer congratulated City on their incredible campaign, but stressed that a fruitful transfer window will be a requirement for United to stand any chance of clinching next season’s domestic crown.
“If you want to take up the challenge with them we need to strengthen our squad,” the Norwegian boss told BT Sport.
“Congratulations to them. They have had a fantastic season. I am very pleased with my boys that have made it to the last 10 days with a Manchester City side ahead of us that are lauded as the best in Europe.
“We want to take the next step and it might be that we need a couple more to strengthen the squad.”
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