Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has revealed the Red Devils’ intentions for this year’s UEFA Champions League.
The Norwegian coach said on Monday that after Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the club, Man United must have the ambition to win the Champions League.
United kicked off their 2021/2022 European season with Young Boys in Switzerland on Tuesday after getting off to a brilliant start to the English Premier League season with three wins and one draw in their first four games.
The team from Old Trafford last won the UEFA Champions League in 2008, but were twice runners-up (2009 and 2011) against Barcelona.
United have only reached the quarter-finals twice since leaving Real Madrid in 2009 as their fortunes faded after Alex Ferguson’s resignation as coach.
However, the return of 36-year-old Ronaldo has added quality to an already star-studded squad that Solskjaer believes is now ready to compete with the best in Europe.
â ???? The goal, when we go into this tournament now, is to go all the way, â ???? said Solskjaer at his pre-game press conference.
“We have brought a lot of experience, quality and youth into the squad and are hopefully better prepared for the coming year this year.
United were eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League last season and also failed to win the Europa League under Solskjaer in the past two seasons.