Gary Neville insists Manchester United must win a trophy and finish second this season to mark progress under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United have a big week coming up, with the second leg of their Europa League last 16 at AC Milan on Thursday sitting at 1-1 from the first leg, and an FA Cup quarter-final at Leicester on Sunday.
The Red Devils have been knocked out of four semi-finals under Solskjaer, and haven’t won a trophy since 2017 under Jose Mourinho.
Though they now sit comfortably in the top four, Neville said on his latest podcast the club need a piece of silverware to show how they have advanced under Norwegian Solskjaer.
“If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going to be successful at this club, he not only needs to finish second in the Premier League, but he has to win a trophy. That would be seen as real progress. Then you’re attracting players next season to try and catch Manchester City.
“I think it’s a brilliant week. Beating Manchester City the way they did, and winning on Sunday. If you’d have said to Solskjaer at the start of the week you’ll beat Manchester City, beat West Ham and draw 1-1 with AC Milan, he’d have snapped your hand off. Because going into that Manchester derby, they were under real pressure.
“If they’d lost to City, there’s a real pressure building on this West Ham game. I think they are now a lot more comfortable going into the final weeks. This was a big, big week.”