The Red Devils have won just three trophies after Sir Alex Fergusson’s retirement in 2013 – the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League under Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guided his team into semi-finals of FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Europa League last season, but couldn’t carry on further to win a silverware.
Manchester United take on Everton in the Quarter-final of Carabao Cup, and Solskjaer has stressed the importance of winning trophies. Speaking to reporters ahead of the game, Solskjaer said “Of course it’s something we’re aiming for. “We want to improve every season and to improve on last year is to get to the final. Of course, when you get to a final, there’s only one thing that matters and that’s lifting the trophy.“
“I remember winning my first trophy and towards the end of my career, I think Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic’s first trophy was the League Cup in 2006. It does give something to a team. We are desperate to get our hands on a trophy. These players are desperate to learn how to win.”
Solskjaer confirmed Jesse Lingard will be included in Manchester United’s squad for the trip to Everton. The United forward has not featured in Premier League all season, and last played against Brighton in the Carabao Cup in September. The United manager added “Jesse will be in the squad. He has been working hard in training. He has been unfortunate in having to isolate a few times having been in close contact with Covid, so he’s been very unlucky. He has been working really hard and he’ll definitely be involved in the squad on Wednesday.”