Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he’s not concerned about a potential delayed start to the new season for Manchester United.
The Red Devils face Sevilla in their Europa League semi-final tie on Sunday knowing that they will be given 30 days off before the start of the new season.
The 2020-21 Premier League season is set to begin on September 12 and should United make the final on August 21 they will at least miss the first matchday of the new campaign and possibly the second.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he’s not concerned about a delayed start to the new season
This will likely bunch the fixtures together down the line but Solskjaer isn’t dwelling on it.
‘There is no point me worrying about it. We have 30 days at least before we start,’ Solskjaer said in a press conference.
‘That means we can give them a two-week holiday, that does mean they can’t travel where they want.
‘I cant see a reason why we would be complaining. I will have to look after them when I can and hope the international coaches do the same especially with the man next to me!’
Paul Pogba will be determined to make a major impact when United take on Sevilla
For Solskjaer, winning this competition would be a great way to lift his first trophy as United manager. Possibly the greatest moment of his career, he has even suggested.
But the Norwegian knows more than anyone where United belong. A Champions League hero in 1999, he led the club to a stunning win in Paris to reach the quarter-finals last year and has secured a place back among Europe’s elite next season.
No one should underestimate a club with Sevilla’s pedigree in the Europa League.
They have won this trophy five times in the past 14 years and are on a 19-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
But Solskjaer is aware that victory on Sunday should be the least of United’s ambitions as he looks to guide the club back to the top.
United midfielder Fernandes is wary of the threat posed by Sevilla in the semi-finals
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