Solskjaer happy to prove critics wrong: ‘We would finish 6th or 7th’

Manchester United secured the bronze medal in the Premier League on Sunday as the Red Devils beat Leicester City at the King Power Stadium 2-0. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted after the game he is happy to prove all the critics wrong after they did not expect much from Solskjaer and United this season.

“I don’t think many were predicting it, the predictions were for us to finish sixth or seventh,” said Solskjaer, who used the criticism to motivate his team. “I’ve always been made that way. If I’m getting criticised that makes me stronger in what I’m doing. Please don’t praise me too much as I’ll get complacent. That’s the way I’m made.”

“I believe in what I do and believe in what I’ve been doing. We all have different ideas of management and I do it my way. That’s the only way I can do it. The players bought into it and have taken on board what we’ve been doing. I’m not going to say I’m not the man, of course, as I’m in the job. I believe in what I’m doing.”

“It’s a massive achievement by the staff and players. They are incredible. I had a chat with all of them today saying no matter what happened today we’d had a fantastic season. We’re building a culture. I’m very pleased and proud of their efforts. To win this game was massive mentally as we’ve lost two semi-finals.”