Solskjaer: Man Utd players don't need to be best friends

Posted Wednesday, January 09, 2019 by

Solskjaer: Man Utd players don't need to be best friends

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his players do not need to be best friends.

He is putting his squad through their paces in Dubai during United's mid-season warm weather training camp.

Solskjaer revealed there have been some friendly arguments after practice games but said he wants to see even more niggle.

"You don't have to be best friends," said Solskjaer. "The team spirit is great. We had one or two fights, but that's just the demand, the standards you set.

"If the session ends with a little bit of a quarrel I don't mind that, because it means they're winners, they want to improve.

"If you settle for losing in training, you'll lose when a game when it really matters.

"It's a long, hard season. You've got to deal with the wins, defeats, setbacks and players not playing.

"They all want to play, but they all want the best for their mates and everyone understands it's a team game."

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