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Man Utd boss Solskjaer: Being top of table thanks to long-term view

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says their current top of the table status is due to a long-term approach.

For the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson bowed out with the Premier League trophy in 2013 there is a real belief the title can return to Old Trafford.

Solskjaer said: “Everyone in football, or in life really, who wants to be successful knows that continuity and consistency has to be there to be successful in the end.

“If the plan is good and the people you bring in have filled the criteria…

“Hopefully I have proven that I can help the club going forwards and, personally, I have felt very strong backing and leadership from the club, which has made the journey that we've been on — ups and downs — clear.

“We have always sat down and had a long-term view on it. It is up to every club how they run the team but sometimes consistency and patience will be rewarded."

Now with acquisitions like Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Edinson Cavani, things have turned things around dramatically.

Solskjaer said: “Whenever you get a chance to speak to players or learn about their personalities, what you get through a chat is very important.

“We have been here, we know where we want to get to at Man United. 'Do you want to be a part of getting us back to the successful times?'. That has always been one of the topics we've discussed.

“We are not here for the quick fix — we have players who have long-term roles to play.

“Even if it is Edinson coming in at the age of 33, he still has a part long-term by who he is and how he comes in, what he does to the club and the players."

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