Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is thankful to the presence of Premier League title-champs for improving the mind-set of Manchester United's squad.
The Red Devils have proved themselves a Premier League title contender unexpectedly since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho. On Tuesday night, they face Burnley, realizing a victory would take them to the highest point of the standings in front of Liverpool – who have played a game more. More importantly, Solskjaer accepts the team has profited by chronic champs within the squad. Man Utd got Edinson Cavani in the late spring transfer window, with the 33-year-old Uruguayan leaving PSG after winning six Ligue 1 trophies. Also, Bruno Fernandes revolutionized the team since joining from Sporting Lisbon, straight from winning the Portuguese cup and Primeira Liga rivalries in the season before he left. While Solskjaer tends to give youngsters more opportunity, he's kept around any semblance of Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic, who have both won head League titles somewhere else. Solskjaer accepts the harmony among youth, and the cup-winning experience has helped boost confidence and changes the club's attitude towards progress. “We are very focused. We have some good characters in the team, the dressing room is louder, it’s more vocal." said the Norwegian coach. “Of course, we have experience. We’ve got Nemanja Matic, who has won it a few times, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani. “Bruno Fernandes has come in and I think he wants to feel part of a team that is going to be challenging for trophies. “We have more players that can grab the situation. “I feel that the group’s mentality is getting better, so of course that is the big thing for me — that we go into games in the right frame of mind. “Sometimes results don’t go as expected but I am very happy with where we are mentally at the moment.” Follow Sportmob for the latest football news.