Solskjaer says Man Utd still a work in progress two years after taking charge

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he still has much work to do to restore Manchester United as he marks two years in charge on Saturday.

Solskjaer knows United are still way short of the standard expected at Old Trafford, despite their progress in the Premier League under him.

He led United to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Europa League and knows trophies are only good enough at United.

United are enduring their worst barren run since before Sir Alex Ferguson’s glorious reign and exited the Champions League last week.

Solskjaer said: “I hate talking about what I’ve done and where we’re at. I don’t enjoy that bit, looking back.

“I always look forward and I know there’s a lot of work to be done still to get to the standard and level I want.

“That’s what we’re working on every single day.

“I’ve really enjoyed the two years, even though games like the Sheffield United one make my hair turn greyer very quickly.”

Solskjaer’s biggest issue is rebuilding fortress Old Trafford and United have won just one of their last eight league home games.

They have lost three times already at home this season, scoring just three goals and conceding 10.

By contrast, United have won six out of six on the road, scoring at least three times in each game, and Solskjaer knows he must tackle this issue.

“I don’t think it’s a mental issue,” said the Norwegian. “It can’t be because there are no fans there.

“We should be more used to the pitch as well as the surroundings and environment.

“Sometimes it’s down to fine margins, who gets the first goal, how the opposition set up.

“Against Sheffield United, you had two teams who wanted to play on the front foot and press, which created space for us and them.”

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