Manchester United reached the semi-finals of three competitions last season but fell at the final hurdle each time. On Wednesday night, we take on Everton in the quarters of the League Cup, having already beaten them 3-1 at Goodison Park last month.
As a player, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knew all about winning trophies, but has yet to win his first piece of silverware as United manager. Ahead of tomorrow’s game, Solskjaer has talked about the desperation the players feel to win a trophy this season.
Of course it’s something we’re aiming for. We want to improve every season and to improve on last year is to get to the final. Of course, when you get to a final, there’s only one thing that matters and that’s lifting the trophy.
I remember winning my first trophy and towards the end of my career, I think Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic’s first trophy was the League Cup in 2006. It does give something to a team.
We are desperate to get our hands on a trophy. These players are desperate to learn how to win.
Tonight, Brentford play Newcastle and Arsenal face Manchester City, while Spurs take on Stoke tomorrow in the other quarter-final fixtures.