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Solskjaer has a major job on his hands this summer at United

13 May 2019 | Premier League | Articles
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Solskjaer has a major job on his hands this summer at United
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Manchester United ended a poor Premier League campaign by suffering a 2-0 home defeated on Sunday against already-relegated Cardiff City.

The defeat followed a 1-1 draw at another already-relegated team in Huddersfield in their previous games. The performances illustrated the lack of character and quality within the United squad.

Some may say that there was very little left to play for in either game, as the Red Devils were out of contention for a top-four finish this season. However, the team will have been expected to display some pride and show their fans some appreciation.

United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a big job ahead of him to turn things around at Old Trafford. After a stellar start to his career as United boss, the wheels have fallen off for the Norwegian.

The men from Manchester ended their Premier League campaign on a five-game winless run. The poor run of form included those aforementioned defeats against Cardiff and Huddersfield, as well as a 4-0 hammering at north west rivals Everton.

This summer will be a big one for Solskjaer and United. If media reports are to be believed then the Red Devils could dispense with the services of a number of their big-name players this summer and a number of other players.

The popular Ander Herrera has already confirmed that he will leave the club this summer as a free agent. Compatriot Juan Mata is also out of contract this summer and is likely to leave.

The two Spaniards leaving the club is not the end of the world. However, the problem Solskjaer faces is that many other players in his squad are simply not good enough to take the team to where they aspire to be.

The current squad of players have also shown that they lack the determination and character to play for a club the size of Manchester United. If the Red Devils do not get their summer business right, then they face the possibility of even falling out of the Premier League top-six next season.

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England Premier League - predictions, tips, statistics
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Manchester City 98 38 32 2 4 95 23 72
2. Liverpool 97 38 30 7 1 89 22 67
3. Chelsea 72 38 21 9 8 63 39 24
4. Tottenham 71 38 23 2 13 67 39 28
5. Arsenal 70 38 21 7 10 73 51 22
6. Manchester United 66 38 19 9 10 65 54 11
7. Wolverhampton 57 38 16 9 13 47 46 1
8. Everton 54 38 15 9 14 54 46 8
9. Leicester City 52 38 15 7 16 51 48 3
10. West Ham 52 38 15 7 16 52 55 -3
11. Watford 50 38 14 8 16 52 59 -7
12. Crystal Palace 49 38 14 7 17 51 53 -2
13. Newcastle United 45 38 12 9 17 42 48 -6
14. Bournemouth 45 38 13 6 19 56 70 -14
15. Burnley 40 38 11 7 20 45 68 -23
16. Southampton 39 38 9 12 17 45 65 -20
17. Brighton 36 38 9 9 20 35 60 -25
18. Cardiff City 34 38 10 4 24 34 69 -35
19. Fulham 26 38 7 5 26 34 81 -47
20. Huddersfield 16 38 3 7 28 22 76 -54

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