For Man Utd you should always aim to win the league, says Solskjaer.

Solskjaer has now won eight from eight as United boss (Image: PA)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United shouldn’t be satisfied with a top-four finished.

Manchester United caretaker manager has revealed he will not be happy with the club just finishing in the top four as they would like to seal a trophy this season.

United have won eight games on the trot in all competitions since the Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho in December (six in the Premier League) and he is hoping the Red Devils continue their fine form and win silverware as well as securing a Champions League spot.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday's visit of Burnley in the league, Solskjaer said: "That is not the dream, though, to be top four. For Man Utd you should always aim to win the league.

"We can't do that this year, but we have to get back to the challenge. We've got the Champions League, we've got the FA Cup, we can't just say we've got top four and that is it.

"We have to look at if we can win something this year. As I've said, I go into every game as Man Utd manager thinking we can win this game."

Solskjaer knows a title challenge is no longer possible this season, but would like his side to go past Chelsea and catch Tottenham, who are seven points ahead in the table. 

Spurs lost their Carabao Cup semi to Chelsea on Thursday in a penalty shootout (Image: Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty)

He added: "We are sixth at the moment, so we are a way off the top teams. We are challenging to be top three at the moment. I don't think we can realistically think about the top two positions.

"I've been really impressed with the players, their desire and the team spirit. That goes a long way.

"We need to use these months to be ready for the challenge next year, we came second last year, we wanted to be challenging for the top place but it didn't happen.

"It's about reorganising and just starting next season to be ready to challenge and get more points."

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