Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says it would be a “big step forward” if the club were to win the Europa League (Man Utd 2/1 Fav – Europa League Outright).
United resume their European campaign on Wednesday night when they face Austrian side LASK in the second leg of their last-16 tie (Man Utd 2/9, Draw 11/1, LASK 11/1 – Match Odds).
The Red Devils claimed a 5-0 lead during the first meeting between the pair, with Odion Ighalo, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood and Andreas Pereira grabbing the goals on March 12.
Solskjaer’s side have lost just one of their last 22 games to book a spot in next season’s Champions League, but the Norwegian has urged his squad to add a trophy to their cabinet.
United have endured a troubled few years since Sir Alex Ferguson moved on but Solskjaer believes his side are close to taking the club back to where they belong.
He told reporters: “When I won my first trophy as a player it made me more hungry.
“The team has developed through the season and we are delighted at finishing third in the Premier League. If we can get our hands on a trophy, it’s a big step forward.”
The Red Devils have not won a trophy since winning the Europa League in 2017 and Solskjaer may decide to experiment with his starting XI, given the fact his side are already 5-0 up in the tie.
He confirmed on Tuesday that Jesse Lingard (8/1 – To score anytime) will start, while Ighalo will be hoping to lead the line at Old Trafford.