Manchester United are ready to step up their pursuit of a fourth-place Premier League finish following the Premier League's winter break, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he could freeze out the players he doesn’t wish to work with.

Solskjaer insists he will exile anyone who threatens to upset his Old Trafford rebuild.

He says a number of his squad will have to accept time on the side lines, with the likes of Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones facing a fight for regular action.

“The first major contribution is for them to give 100 per cent and want to be a part of the team themselves,” he said. “They have got to want to be a part of this team going forward, be a part of this culture.

“If they don’t, they will have to train by themselves.”

Solskjaer added: “There are players here who don’t get match time for sure, and some of them will not be happy playing as little as they do when they feel they deserve to play more.

“Then again it is a long and hard season so the team you pick in the first league game is not going to be the same as in the 10th league game, and definitely not towards the end.

“It’s up to each and every individual to be closer to selection and getting into the team and working hard every day.”

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