Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hurt by Liverpool title win
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CAPE TOWN – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has congratulated Liverpool, who clinched their first league title in 30 years on Thursday thanks to Chelsea’s win over Manchester City.
The win brought Liverpool to within one title of United’s record of 20, but Solskjaer, who has been tasked with rebuilding the once mighty Red Devils, Jurgen Klopp’s men are deserved winners.
"First of all, any team that wins the championship and a Premier League deserve it and they deserve credit. It's a hard league to win, so well done to Jurgen and to his players,” said Solskjaer according to the Manchester Evening News.
"For me, every time you see anyone else lift the trophy it hurts, so I reckon that's the feeling everyone associated with Man United – all our players, supporters, staff – of course we want to get back to winning ways and that's our challenge,” said the United boss.
"I don't think it's time to say exactly how far you're behind. We are in a position now that we have to improve. One, we have to get into the Champions League, higher up in the league, and start challenging for trophies. That consistency and efficiency they've shown is a challenge for us as well.
"At our best we are very good, we have to do that every Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, whatever day it is, we've got to do it again and again. That's the challenge for our players going forward.
"The run of titles that we won under Sir Alex [Ferguson] isn't going to be easy for anyone to emulate or to copy. Sir Alex was a master of staying at the top, our challenge is to make sure we don't go 26 years until the next time we win it or more.
"We're going to do everything we can to shorten the distance or go past them."