Reds ready to catch City says Solskjaer

Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has set his sights on catching City.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says everything is in place at Manchester United for them to eventually close the gap and surpass Manchester City.

The two rivals go head-to-head in the derby on Saturday evening, but the Reds have not fared too well since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013.

City are 11 points ahead of United and are on course to finish above them for the 11 successive season. They have won seven derby games and clinched three Premier League titles since United last won it in 2013.

So it goes without saying that the Citizens have more than had the edge over United over the last six seasons, and it has been suggested it will remain that way for a while yet as the Reds are not showing any great signs of progress on the pitch.

However, Solskjaer believes they are heading in the right direction and says it is only a matter of time before they are the kings of Manchester once again.

The Norwegian accepts that new more new signings will be needed but is adamant that the plan and finances are in place to make it happen.

“Our aim is to bridge the gap and eventually go past the teams above us. We have the resources and the people to do it,” he said. “Since I came in, seven players, with loads of experience, have gone. We need to rebuild and change the culture.

“We need to strengthen the squad in depth and quality. When we get those players in, I am sure the gap is going to close. But do I look like I am going to spend hundreds of millions of pounds on players I am not sure of?”

Solskjaer added that United are still a bigger club than Manchester City, due to the history and amount of trophies they have won, but until they get back above their rivals, bragging rights remain firmly with the Blues.