- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United are competing against world best clubs
- The Norwegian tactician says the Red Devils will have to move to the level of Man City and Liverpool to win silverware
- United finished sixth on the Premier League table following their struggles towards the end of last season
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side are faced with the task of competing against 'the best clubs in the world' in their bid to return to prominence.
The Red Devils finished sixth on the Premier League log with 66 points - 32 points behind the eventual winners Manchester City at the end of last season.
Having being condemned to a 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford by relegated side Cardiff City, with Nathanie Mendez-Laing netting in either halves of the match.
Solskjaer however claims his side must 'go to the next level' if they are to challenge for titles likes Manchester City and Liverpool.
The Norwegian tactician admitted that the English topflight has developed from what it used to be during his playing days, when United were the dominant force under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
"It's a massive difference," Solskjaer told United's mobile app.
"We've got six teams who would say 'we can challenge for trophies' and it used to be one or two, with us when Arsenal or Chelsea were challenging when I played.
"Leicester won the league, Everton are challenging, and there are 10 teams who could qualify for Europe.
"You can see by [Manchester] City winning the league and possibly a domestic treble, Liverpool and Spurs in the Champions League final, and Arsenal and Chelsea in the Europa League final, that we're competing against the best clubs in the world.
"That's a challenge we won't take lightly. It's a great challenge for this club, the biggest and best club in the world."
Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho as interim United manager in December and shone as caretaker boss.
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But struggled seriously for results after getting the job on a permanent basis in March.
"I've learned that I don't like losing," the former United striker said. "I like winning. We started off fantastically.
"The boys were unbelievable when I came in. The whole group gelled together and I enjoyed winning, but I know that football is hard.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is at loggerhead with Ed Woodward over the future of want away star Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer - with Real Madrid as the potential destination for the midfielder.
Pogba wants to play Champions League football next campaign, and since the Red Devils failed to nick a top four spot, the player would consider a move away from the club.
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