Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated that he plans to strengthen his squad forward of subsequent season following a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla within the Europa League semi-finals in Cologne on Sunday. Having already fallen two times on the semi-finals degree in cup competitions this season, United had been taking a look to move one higher by means of achieving Friday’s Europa League last.
And they gave the impression to be on target to do exactly that after Bruno Fernandes transformed their 22nd penalty of the season within the 9th minute within the RheinEnergieStadion.
However, targets from Spanish winger Suso and previous Newcastle United striker Luuk de Jong ensured five-time Europa League winners Sevilla will face both Inter Milan or Shakhtar Donetsk within the last, whilst making sure United end the season trophyless.
“I cannot say when or if transfers are going to be done, but we are looking at it,” Solskjaer stated. “It is a quick turnaround (until the start of the new season). We just have to be 100% sure when we do those deals.
“The players worked so hard, showed the right mentality, but we need to strengthen the squad depth, of course. It will be a long season.”
Missed possibilities value United towards Sevilla, whose goalkeeper Bono used to be in impressed shape. Over the process United’s quarter-final towards FC Copenhagen and their semi-final on Sunday that they had 46 photographs however controlled simply two targets — each consequences.
“The keeper’s had a fantastic game,” Solskjaer added. “Of course it’s disappointing that we don’t score. We know we have players who have the quality to score, but that’s the game.
“When you don’t take your chances, it’s going to be hard.”
Sevilla have reached their 6th UEFA Cup/Europa League last – no less than two times greater than another facet within the historical past of the contest – with the victory over United taking them to 20 video games unbeaten in all competitions.
“This is the best Manchester United of the last few years and the form team in England, so it is normal that we had to suffer,” stated Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui.
“This was a team effort. If you beat a team like United in a semi-final, you have to do it as a unit. That’s what we did tonight. I’m really proud of my team.
“We are very excited for the final, but it will be the hardest game yet and we have to prepare.”
(Reporting by means of Peter Hall; Editing by means of Hugh Lawson)