Solskjaer sends message to Ed Woodward after Champions League qualification

Manchester United headed to Leicester needing a point to make sure of a top-four finish and came out 2-0 winners at the King Power Stadium thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent a message to the Manchester United board to deliver the players he wants in the transfer market after securing Champions League football for next season.

“For this team, it means better opposition next year and bigger games,” Solskjaer said when asked by Sky Sports what a top-four finish means.

“We need to step it up because it means every midweek you’ve got to go with your best team.

“In the Europa League, we’ve rested players and given an amount of minutes to young lads. Now, we’ve got to go for every game.

“You’ve got to go and get fitter and stronger and more robust. That’s another part of the Champions League – of course, financial gain. But that’s not in my head.

“The club know what I feel we need and we’re going to try and pursue it. So let’s see where we end up.”

The United manager continued on his current squad: “I think these boys are looking more and more like a Man United team – the Man United way. You play with no fear, you go for it.

“Today, we could have sat back and tried to get a draw but it’s not in our genes. It’s not in the DNA of the club. We’ve just gone for it.

“I think the boys have done a great achievement. From where we were earlier on in the season to end up third is fantastic by them. They’ve taken on board so many things.

“We’ve had our ups and downs and it’s come down to the last game. I have to say it’s a wonderful achievement by everyone.”