Solskjaer praises United’s mixture of youth and expertise, targets Champions League


Manchester United have a squad that has a wealthy mixture of youth and expertise and the membership will goal to win the Champions League, supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mentioned on Monday forward of their group stage opener in opposition to Swiss aspect Young Boys in Bern.

United have spent large within the switch market since Solskjaer took cost in a bid to assemble a title-winning squad. The low season noticed Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane arrive with an outlay of over 120 million kilos ($166.04 million).

United have been knocked out within the group stage final season however Solskjaer has his sights set on the membership reaching its first remaining since 2011.

“The aim is to go all the way but we know it’s going to be difficult… We’ve added some quality, experience and youth into the squad and hopefully we are better prepared for what’s to come,” Solskjaer advised reporters.

“This staff has grown and matured over the previous few seasons, that was all the time the plan. When I got here in we wished a staff with expertise and high quality who may problem. David (De Gea), Harry (Maguire) has been right here for just a few years now.

“The group is special, they look after each other and it’s going to stand us in good stead. Sometimes you can go far with the youth as well but in some games experience will play its part. But in others, you need the youthful exuberance and courage.”

Young Boys gained the Swiss Super League title final season and Solskjaer mentioned he had been analysing their video games forward of the group opener at Stade de Suisse which has a man-made pitch.

“They are energetic attacking minded, we know it’s going to be a very difficult game,” Solskjaer added. “Astroturf is always a little bit of an advantage at home but we should be able to deal with it really well.”

Solskjaer named children equivalent to striker Anthony Elanga and goalkeeper Matej Kovar within the travelling squad however Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani is sidelined after choosing up a knock in coaching.

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