Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side are desperate to win a trophy having gone three seasons without silverware.

United’s last triumph came in the 2017 Europa League final under Jose Mourinho but, since his departure and Solskjaer’s appointment, the cupboard has remained bare.

A Carabao Cup quarter-final, albeit it against an in-form Everton side, represents a good chance to end that run and – despite their improvement in the Premier League – the Red Devils boss knows silverware provides additional validation.

“Of course it’s something we’re aiming for,” said Solskjaer, who won nine major trophies as a player at Old Trafford.

“We want to improve every season and to improve on last year is to get to the final and, of course, when you get to the final there’s only one thing that matters and that’s to lift the trophy.

“I remember myself winning my first trophy. Even towards the end of my career, I think it was Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic’s first trophy in the Carling Cup, 2006 was it?

“We are desperate to get our hands on a trophy, these players are desperate to learn how to win.”

Listen, we all know who the best Premier League manager of 2020 was. A huge well done to Nigel Pearson.

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They’ve done studies, you know. Against Everton, Arsenal win 60% of the time, every time.

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Listen, we all know who the best Premier League manager of 2020 was. A huge well done to Nigel Pearson.


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