Manchester United have shown some promising progress under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the past couple of years. But the defeat at the hands of Villarreal in the Europa League final showed that there is a lot of work still left to be done, as their search for silverware under the Norwegian manager continues.
The ultimate aim of the club would be to return to the top of the Premier League and compete in the Champions League on a consistent basis moving forward. It looks like the Red Devils are still quite a few steps away from that.
A solid transfer window can help in that regard though. And it appears that the club are ready to back Solskjaer. As reported by ESPN, they are aiming for a net spend for the summer of between £100 million and £150 million.
Of course, it goes without saying that that could go a long way in improving this squad further and hopefully help take those final few steps to where they can start competing for titles on a consistent basis once again.
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Manchester United need to start winning trophies again
There is no doubt that Solskjaer deserves a lot of credit for the job he has done since taking the Old Trafford job and the progress of the team under him is there for all to see.
They finished the season in second spot in the Premier League and were in a European final. Not many would have predicted this at the start of the campaign.
But at the end of the day, it was another trophyless season for the Red Devils, their fourth straight. And that is something that needs to change as soon as possible.
Solskjaer has been given two-and-a-half years to build the base of this side, which he has done very well. Now, the challenge for him will be to bring silverware back to Old Trafford.