Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said pre-season results do not mean anything ahead of the next season.
Man Utd emerged victorious all five of their friendlies this summer, recording wins vs Perth Glory, Leeds, Inter, Tottenham and Kristiansund.
However, ahead of a clash with AC Milan in the International Champions Cup tomorrow, Ole has said the results are not important as the team prepares for next seasons’ first game vs Chelsea at Old Trafford on August 11.
His words to talkSport, “We’ve been very pleased with it. It’s been nice seeing the boys come back to pre-season in good shape
“But then again, no points have been handed out, and it doesn’t really matter when Chelsea come to Old Trafford on 11th August.”
“We need to improve and we need to be better. The more we improve and the more we get better, the bigger the chance we can challenge for trophies at the end of the season.
“These boys have shown their capabilities. If we just stay level-headed, I can see us improving a lot.”
“Football is an emotional game. It’s always difficult when a new manager has to come in and the previous one loses his job, but the players handled it well over the summer and they’ve come back really fit and sharp,” he said.
“I know how fine the margins are in football and how easily things can go from good to bad. It’s a mental game, it’s all in the head.
“We didn’t handle the ups and the downs well enough, we know that. That would be down to mental tiredness because it was a draining season for everyone, but we’ll be better this year.”
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