Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has fired a warning to the current crop of Manchester United players.
Huddersfield Town are arguably one of the worst ever sides to have played the Premier League. The Terriers were relegated before two months, but they were able to hold on to a 1-1 draw against Manchester United.
Midfielder Scott McTominay opened the scoring in the early moments of the game, but the hosts looked on the move and pressurized Solskjaer’s men to commit errors. In the second half, Jonas Lossl’s long ball was not dealt with by the left-back Luke Shaw. Huddersfield attacker Isaac Mbenza had acres of space to find the back of the net in a one-v-one situation with David De Gea. Mbenza showed plenty of confidence to score in that situation to level parity.
It was another display which showed the shortage of commitment which has infuriated the own manager Solskjaer who has warned his players. The Norwegian International has said that some of the players will be sold in the summer transfer window.
I can’t talk about individuals now but there’s a chance you’ve seen the last of players anyway,” Solskjaer said. “There’s always a chance it’s a last time but I wouldn’t say that about any individual now, I don’t think that’s fair.
“Today wasn’t one individual that was disappointing, it was the whole team. [It was an] ankle injury, if he twisted his ankle or if it was stood upon I don’t know.” said Solskjaer.
With this result, the Red Devils will not be able to participate in the Champions League next season. Solskjaer’s side are mathematically out of the contention and will play Europa League football next season.
There is no doubt that the club will be focussing on getting the transfers done. But, the absence of Champions League could have an effect on those deals.
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) May 5, 2019
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says it “hurts” after his Man Utd side saw their top four hopes come to an end.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 5, 2019
Solskjær: “There’s a chance you’ve seen the last of some players today.” #mulive [standard]
— utdreport (@utdreport) May 5, 2019
The wheels have come all the way off since Solskjaer was appointed permanent Man United manager. 😳 pic.twitter.com/zZPaBMATE0
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 5, 2019
Manchester United have failed to qualify for the Champions League.
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) May 5, 2019
Manchester United will face Cardiff City at Old Trafford in the final day of the Premier League. The Reds Devils have bowed out of the top four contention, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to see his side leave on high with a victory over the relegated side. The likes of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford will be told to step up their ante.