Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims he is as of now planning who he can structure the Manchester United squad around next season after a dreadful end to the season.
Following a record-breaking spell as an interim manager, where he won 14 of his first 19 games before given the responsibility permanently, the tides have turned against him.
He could win only two of the remaining 11 games of the season finishing on a measly sixth spot missing out on Champions League football.
The Norwegian is confident that he has learnt his lessons as he looks to oversee a rebuilt at Old Trafford:
‘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 lifted the spirit around the stadium when he replaced a departing Jose Mourinho as the Red Devils boss.
Notching up memorable victories against the likes of Spurs, Arsenal and overcoming a two-goal deficit away against Paris Saint Germain.
He believes that the disappointing end to the season attributes to 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.’