Manchester United ended their penultimate Premier League game against Huddersfield (who are last in the table), with a disappointing draw.
The fans and critics have been asking for a change in the squad and personnel and today’s performance against the worst side in the league just showed us why.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had a great start at Manchester United, the last few weeks have been disastrous for the Norwegian and the gaffer accepted that we are just not good enough as a team:
“Over 90 minutes, we weren’t good enough.
“We couldn’t put our chances away when we could have finished the game off early on.
“We are where we are for a reason. Over a long season, we haven’t been good enough to challenge for the Champions League places and today, we’ve ended up with the last hope being taken away so it’s not something that comes like a surprise. Today, we hoped to win the game and show a better performance.”
The draw against Huddersfield meant that United won’t be competing in the Champions League next season and we might even have to go through the qualifying stages of the Europa League early on in the season if Watford wins the FA Cup.
“It’s never good news [finishing outside the top four] but it shows us where we are.”We’re not living in fantasy land thinking we can challenge for the top two because they’ve run away with it.
“We’re many levels away at the moment [from Liverpool and Man City], but that’s the size of the challenge and it’s great challenge for us. I’m sure we’re going to make it.
On Alexis Sanchez’s injury, Ole looked visibly frustrated and provided an update on the Chilean:
“Every performance makes an impact on who you want to keep and who you want to let go. That’s easy enough to answer. Let’s see how bad his [Sanchez’s] injury is for now. Every player is always playing for their place in the team.”
Credits: Sky Sports
To be fair, the way we have been playing for the past few weeks, we didn’t deserve to be in the top 4 anyway.