Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has congratulated Manchester City on winning their third Premier League title in four seasons, adding that he needs to strengthen his squad with new signings to compete with Pep Guardiola next season.
United’s 2-1 loss to Leicester City on Tuesday saw the Cityzens emerge champions with three games left to round of the season.
It was their first league defeat in 15 games at home and Solskjaer is already looking at how he can close the gap on his neighbours.
“If you want to take up the challenge with them we need to strengthen our squad,’ said the United boss.
“Congratulations to them. They’ve had a fantastic season but I’m very pleased with my boys that we have made it to the last 10 days with a 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.”
Solskjaer made 10 changes for United’s third game in six days ahead of Thursday’s clash with Liverpool who saw their top-four hopes dented by Leicester’s win on Tuesday night.
But, the Norwegian once again defended his team selection after giving league debuts to Amad Diallo and Anthony Elanga.
“It can’t be like this again,’ he added. ‘It’s impossible and that’s the reason we made the changes.
“It’s unheard of. It is impossible for the players to perform at this level going Thursday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday.”