Manchester United need long-term view after roller-coaster season

Manchester United need long-term view after roller-coaster season

The scale of the task now facing Solskjaer was laid bare by yesterday's 1-1 draw at already relegated Huddersfield, statistically one of the worst sides ever to play in the Premier League, that ensured United can not finish in the top four and must accept the consolation prize of a place in the Europa League.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures to fans after the match against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield May 5, 2019.

"I think they should put a new football department in that are best in class, not have played at the club before, or have played 200 games before, or have been at the club 15 years, or have been a fan, the best in class football operators".

The Frenchman was linked with Barcelona last summer, but with United now unable to reach next season's Champions League, it is Spanish rivals Real who are at the front of the queue.

The home side broke away from heir own penalty area from a United corner, keeper Jonas Lossl punting the ball downfield for Belgian striker Isaac Mbenza to score his first goal for the club. Depending on what (or who) they can get for Martial, he could well be leaving this summer.

Solskjaer has to look at his side's defense as no team that concedes 52 league goals is going to finish in the top four.

More news: Cyclone Fani hits India

Paul Pogba, whose current deal sees him earn £300,000 a week, will be one of the most affected players at Old Trafford.

"They should have had a whisper in the ear and said "the job's yours but don't let the players know" because they just down tools again".

"I can't fault the effort and the attitude", Young told Sky after full-time.

The Red Devils will take on relegated Cardiff City in their final Premier League fixture of a disappointing season on Sunday afternoon.

Neville, however, believes that United should cast the net far wider in their search and only consider candidates who have a proven track record of delivering results within the world of football, regardless of whether they are associated with the club.