Solskjaer warns Man United at risk of falling further behind

Solskjaer warns Man United at risk of falling further behind

"They have slipped up of late but Solskjaer is going to be there at the start of next season and he needs backing from the current players and the board in terms of spending".

"But we've been inconsistent throughout this season ... good periods and very bad periods and it's just caught up with us and it is a fair reflection being sixth". There's nothing I like about this United team at all. Of course it's disappointing, we should have and could have played better.

"You've got Leicester, Everton, Watford, probably Newcastle, you've got clubs that want to chase us. We should be talking about higher up, winning trophies, winning titles, and I think that's the disappointment", he added.

That meant Chelsea were guaranteed a top-four finish while Tottenham Hotspur, whose domestic form has collapsed culminating in a nine-man defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday, are all but assured of a Champions League spot due to their superior goal difference. We didn't win there last season (in the league) so it's a good challenge for us.

Going into the game, United's slim chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League were still alive, knowing that only victory in their last two games of the season and favorable results elsewhere would see them finish in the top four of the Premier League.

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Despite their defensive deficiencies United have plenty of firepower that can hurt hapless Huddersfield Town. Scott McTominay has done nothing wrong to lose his place in the side and I wouldn't mind seeing him start either.

However, he made amends on the hour mark when he launched a long ball upfield - following a poor United corner - which Luke Shaw failed to intercept and Isaac Mbenza coolly slotted past David De Gea.

David De Gea had been the focus ahead of the match given his recent blunders, but attention switched to opposite number Jonas Lossl after just eight minutes. Without a central direction from the board, however, it looks far more likely that he will be next in a ever-growing list of failing United managers rather than the one who brings the club back to the glory days of old.

Lossl did well to push wide a Chong effort and Pogba hit the crossbar as United pushed for a late victor, although De Gea had to save well with his feet when Huddersfield broke and Grant got a shot away.