Solskjaer admits Man United drained after 'long and emotional' season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims he is already planning who he can build Manchester United
around next year after a horror end to the season.
After a bright start as interim manager, where he won 14 of his first 19 games before being handed the job on a permanent basis, United have collapsed.
They won only two of their final 11 games of the season, finishing sixth and ending the season with key player Paul Pogba
arguing with fans on the pitch.
Solskjaer is adamant, though, that he has learned valuable lessons as he looks to reshape his squad over the summer.
 'I've learned that I don't like losing. I like winning', he told the club's website
'We started off fantastically. The boys were unbelievable when I came in. We were positive. We won games. The whole group gelled together and I enjoyed winning but I know that football is hard. 
'You can't just expect everything to go that way and the reality hit us. We are in a league with loads of very good teams and, to be at our top [level], we need to be 100 per cent focused. 
'We came into some games really, really focused with the full team and I thought that was fantastic. 
'Then you learn a lot when you go through tough times and think about who can we build this team around, and who we think is going to take the next step because we need to go to the next level.'
Solskjaer injected energy and positivity around Old Trafford when he replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho in December.
He led the club to wins at Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea, and overhauled a two-goal deficit to knock PSG out of the Champions League.
He believes the disappointing end to the campaign is the result of a 'long, emotional' season.   
'We just need to get that consistency at home, being able to win games and dominating more games. I think we've been fantastic with counter-attacking football but must improve on dominating more games. 
'The last period has been difficult but that doesn't mean the team or players have become any worse. We've just found it hard. It's been a long, emotional season for them physically, as well as emotionally. 
'When you lose your manager halfway through the season, it's not easy for the players.'  

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