Solskjaer suggests Man Utd’s objectives have changed after Ed Woodward chat

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that Manchester United's objectives have changed as a result of their brilliant form.

At the start of the season, Solskjaer reportedly told Red Devils executive vice chairman Ed Woodward that his Manchester United side would not be capable of challenging Man City and Liverpool for the title.

According to ESPN, Woodward was prepared to overlook winning major trophies for the time being, as he wanted to focus on improving the "culture" at United first.

Since United snapped up Bruno Fernandes in January, things have been on the up.

The Red Devils have not lost a game in which the Portuguese has featured, and they're closing in on a place in next season's Champions League.

On Tuesday night Manchester United battered Brighton 3-0 at the Amex Stadium.

Fernandes was once again a standout performer in Solskjaer's side, and netted twice as United blew their opposition away in both halves.

After the match Solskjaer hailed the performance, adding his United side are finally ready to start competing with the big boys once again now that the "culture" at the club has changed.

"The team is improving," he said. "We're in with a shout for the Champions League next year and we still have the FA Cup and Europa League to play.

"The team is improving, the players are coming back and the style is better."

Mason Greenwood was one of United's best players against Brighton, and the Red Devils boss was also full of praise for the forward.

"He's getting better," he said. "You can see clearly that he's maturing and improving, he's only 18 still so we will see more from him."

"I've said it throughout the year that, as long as we can get him faced up in and around the box, he'll create chances for us.

"But in this game his hold-up play and his link-up play and general movement was fantastic as well.

"He's a special talent, a special kid that we are going to look after, try to develop into a top, top player. He's doing well now, but he is still young and has things to learn. He knows that but we have a special talent there we have to nurture."

United returned to training on Wednesday following their win over the Seagulls. Solskjaer's men face Bournemouth on Saturday.

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