Manchester United news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans summer overhaul of Red Devils squad after Champions League exit to Barcelona


Manchester United news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans summer overhaul of Red Devils squad after Champions League exit to Barcelona

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United face a major rebuilding job this summer and beyond as they seek to re-establish themselves among Europe’s elite.

United were outclassed at the Nou Camp as they crashed out of the Champions League at the last eight of the competition, with Barcelona’s 3-0 win on the night sealing a 4-0 aggregate triumph.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United were sent crashing out of the Champions League by Barcelona

Lionel Messi’s first-half double – the first a trademark finish, the second courtesy of a blunder from David De Gea – plus Philippe Coutinho’s 61st-minute wonder goal gave a stark reminder of the difference between the two sides.

Solskjaer will now turn his attention to the battle for a top-four spot in the Premier League but the Norwegian admitted United face a ‘massive’ next few years.

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He said: “We did well to get here and you could see the difference between the two teams.

“We know there’s work to be done. I’ve said all along this isn’t going to change overnight and the next few years are going to be massive for us to get to the level where Barcelona and other teams are at the moment.