Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he was appointed Manchester United manager to help the club “find ourselves again”.
United ended a forgettable season – perhaps their worst in Premier League history – by losing 2-0 at home to Cardiff on Sunday.
Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho with the club in sixth, and despite some phenomenal form from December to March inserting them into the Champions League qualification race, they finished in the same position.
The rebuilding job starts now for one of the biggest Premier League losers of the season, with many already questioning Solskjaer’s ability to oversee such a task.
But the Norwegian feels he was brought in to help United “find ourselves again”. Best of luck with that.
“We’ve got to find ourselves again, that’s why I’ve come in,” he told Sky Sports.
“We’re working extremely hard now, but we just hit a brick wall towards the end. They’ve had an up and down season, we had a great run around Christmas, but towards the end, we didn’t do enough.
“Let’s see when our season starts, we’ve got to take that challenge head on. We know what we have to work on, the players have got the message quite clearly as well.
“The summer’s going to be a big one for the club, the players, and me.”