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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Tells Current Man United Side That They Are Better Than 1999 Treble Winners

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Solskjaer reportedly thinks the current United team is better than in 1999
Solskjaer reportedly thinks the current United team is better than in 1999 / Maja Hitij/Getty Images
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told his current Manchester United squad that they are "better" than the club's 1999 treble-winning side.

Solskjaer was part of Sir Alex Ferguson's side that won the treble 22 years ago, but according to SportBible, who quote the Sun, the Red Devils' boss believes his team right now are better than the one he was a part of.

United have added a number of top talents to their side this summer, bringing in Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane from Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, respectively. Cristiano Ronaldo also returned to Old Trafford, 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid.

The report also claims that Solskjaer thinks the only player who could have a similar impact to Ronaldo is new Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, who rejoined the Blues in a £98million deal earlier this summer.

However, Gary Neville insisted Ronaldo’s return brings United into the title conversation but they will fall just short.

"I made the prediction that it would be Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United [in that order] and I’m not going to change that because of the signing of Ronaldo," Neville told Sky Sports. "I’m going to stick with that because I don’t think the Ronaldo signing makes them a better team than Chelsea, who were the Champions League winners last season, or Manchester City, who were 20 points clear.

"Absolutely it brings them closer to winning the title, it will absolutely get them closer. But do I think it will win them the title at this point? No I don’t. But now I’m more excited about Manchester United challenging for the title than I was maybe five or six days ago.

"I don’t think they will. I want them to. Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane will have the mentality to win United the title, there’s no doubt, but if I had to put my house on it now, do I think they’ll win the title this season? No. But I’m desperate for them to win the title. I’m just being pragmatic."

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