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Manchester United: "I want to make 2020 our year" - Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic about the future, starting with the New Year: "2020 sounds good to me. I hope it's a good year for myself".

I want 2020 to be my year, says Man Utd boss Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic that Manchester United's fortunes will change for the better in 2020 and it will also be a year of personal success for him. United end 2019 in fifth position in the Premier League table, their 0-2 win away at Burnley leaving them just four points off the top four. That relatively comfortable victory at Turf Moor concluded a turbulent decade for United, in which they have appointed four managers but have not returned to win the league since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

United still in three Cup competitions

Solskjaer's side have been frustratingly inconsistent this season, but they have won six of their past eight games in all competitions and head into the new year with a chance of winning the EFL Carabao Cup, the FA Cup and the Europa League.

The fcoach thinks his young team are getting closer to the identity he wants to see and is fully confident the coming decade will see the club restored to the top of English football. "I'm going to make 2020 a good year for myself," he said ahead of United's trip to Arsenal on New Year's Day. "I think we're on the right track. We are in a transitional period - we've seen other clubs do it and come out stronger after a couple of years. We will come strong this decade, definitely. That's just in the nature of this club. We're improving, and I think we can see more and more of what we want to be and our identity, what we're good at. We're making games suit our style more and more. We've played the same way for a little while, and we're getting used to each other. We're quite a bit away still from where we want to be, but I think we're the youngest team in the Premier League this week. We'll have ups and downs, but there'll be less and less and less, hopefully, of the downs."