Manchester United legends Roy Keane and Gary Neville agree that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to win a trophy at the club this season.
United currently sit level with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League having collected 26 points from their last 10 matches, and will go to Anfield later this month three points clear of the champions if they win their game in hand at Burnley next week.
“You need to start somewhere,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I think this trophy (Carabao Cup) is realistically the one they have the most chance of winning this season.
“I know he’s mentioned before about getting to semi-finals, but getting to semi-finals isn’t good enough for Manchester United – they have to get over the line. Tottenham waiting [in the final], Mourinho, nice ring to it.”
Neville agreed with the sentiment that trophies need to arrive at Old Trafford under Solskjaer and hailed the team’s improvement in recent times.
“We were sat here after the Manchester derby a few weeks ago, the three of us, questioning both of these sides. It’s amazing, where they are in the league at the moment makes me smirk a little bit, I never expected it,” Neville added.
“I don’t think any United fan expected it. Ole, at the end of the season, after being in the job for two-and-a-half seasons, he has to give a return with trophies.
“I think everyone at the start of the season thought the league was well beyond them, but they had to get closer to City and Liverpool and at the moment, that’s happening.
“They have to win a trophy to go along with that to progress from last season.”