Solskjaer Doesn’t Owe His Manchester United Players Anything

After the weekend’s draw with relegated Huddersfield Town, it became mathematically impossible for Manchester United to finish in the Premier League’s top four positions.

Thus meaning that The Red Devils will not be be representing England in next season’s Champions League.

The glum draw with The Terriers was probably the final straw for Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian came in in December and he saw the best from his squad as they brought themselves back into the race for the Champions League places.

But in the last eleven games, pretty much since Ole’s role was made a permanent one, United have become the abysmal side that got former boss Jose Mourinho the sack. In those eleven outings, Man United have picked up just two wins and have lost seven times!

They’ve been dumped out of the Champions League and now look set to finish in sixth spot.

Solskjaer has seen the worst of his side and he must be fuming that they’ve basically thrown in the towel. At some points they look disinterested, they look unfit and they lack a creative spark or a willingness to fight for victories.

Ole knows that’s not the Man Utd way and he now knows that the majority of his players are to blame for the current slump which has infested the club since the start of this term.

Attitudes need to be looked at and certain players need to be shipped out.

Dramas surrounding key players like Paul Pogba and David de Gea need to be sorted out, once and for all. If they aren’t willing to commit to the cause then they need to be sold.

Deadwood needs to be cleared out of Old Trafford as does anyone that the manager believes isn’t pulling his weight.

The Red Devils boss stated to The BBC that he’s ready to axe the players that don’t cut the mustard at United:

“It’s going to be survival of the fittest or survival of the best. That’s how ruthless we have to be.”

Those that do leave Old Trafford this summer or who get bombed out of the first team picture next season only have themselves to blame.

They showed in the Norwegian’s opening months at United that they could be top quality Premier League stars but they then quickly showed that a lot of them don’t have the appetite to produce the goods throughout a full campaign.

Man United need footballers that will give their all and who are hungry to win all the top titles. At the moment they don’t have the required squad to get the job done.

That means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a tough summer in front of him. He needs to rebuild his side and get rid of those high earners that aren’t pulling their weight. He also needs to identify key new recruits that can come in and push Manchester United forward again.

Ironically the task is now a lot harder given the failures have wasted their opportunity this season to save their United careers and get the club into next season’s Champions League!

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