The most expensive defender in world soccer Harry Maguire believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has those at Man United building closer to a vibrant future, MySportDab Reports.
Harry Maguire admits challenging for top-four finishes is not enough for Manchester United, with the Red Devils decided to pressure their way back into Premier League title contention.
Those at Old Trafford have found themselves coming up short in that specific race since Sir Alex Ferguson headed into retirement back in 2013.
Jose Mourinho briefly promised to bridge the hole when securing a runners-up spot, however further regression has been endured since then.
The 2019-20 campaign has seen Champions League qualification represent the top of United’s ambition once again, with runaway leaders Liverpool out of sight.
Maguire says more is being demanded inside the Red Devils camp and believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the club heading in the proper direction once more.
“You can see from the start of the season that we seem to be a lot more like a team,” Maguire told Sky Sports.
“You can see where we want to be and where we want to head.
“I knew when I first came to Manchester United that Ole had stated loads that it’s a building process however we will get to the place we want to be.
I can see where we are heading and the style that he needs to put in force on the team.
“Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of elements that we nevertheless want to enhance to get to the top, where we want to be.
“We don’t like challenging for the Champions League spots, we prefer to be challenging for titles.
We know there is nonetheless a lot of enhancement to be made, however, we feel like we’re on the right track and I’m certain eventually we’ll get there.”
The England international added: “Playing for Manchester United, each and every game is so big.
“I knew before coming to the club has spoken to ex-players – I spoke to Jonny Evans a lot, who recommended an unbelievable club – it’s more than a club.
You have seen the way they have acted during this crisis, how classy they have been, it’s more than a soccer club, it’s something that works nicely in the community.”
United have been eleven games unbeaten throughout all competitions before soccer shut down amid the coronavirus crisis, with defensive leaks being plugged as a new-look back 4 gels.
Maguire is influenced by the development being made, saying of the unit he forms a major part of: “It’s been a magnificent run of form for clean sheets.
“Sometimes you can play in games and play better when you concede one or two goals, however [some games] you manage to maintain a clean sheet, David [de Gea] makes one or two saves and everyone is praising the defense.
“One thing we have shored upon at the moment is set-plays. You look back at our report before this run of clean sheets, defending set-plays we have been up there with one of the worst in the league.
“If you do that and aren’t scoring from them at the other end, you aren’t going to stand a chance in getting the place you want to go due to the fact they are such a big part of the game.
“It’s just gelled collectively more. It’s a new back four. We have got a settled back four.”