Solskjaer retains coaching staff despite Manchester United slump

After a initial promising spell under new manager Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils completely lost their radar during the final phase of the campaign.

The result meant that the Red Devils finish the season a huge 32 points behind Manchester City, who won the title for the second year on the trot.

With Ander Herrera confirming his exit from Manchester United ahead of a reported move to Paris Saint-Germain, details of the Spaniard's contract with the Ligue 1 giants have reportedly been leaked.

Jose Mourinho says his struggles at Manchester United were down to the "players, organisation and ambition" of the club as he denied suggestions Paul Pogba was to blame for his sacking.

Manchester United ended their 2018/19 season in a bad manner losing 2-0 to already relegated Cardiff City.

"I've never not liked a Manchester United team, I've always thought the team can win, the team can lose, the team can draw".

"Everyone loves him in the dressing room". Everyone wants to fight for him, ' he added.

He said: "The problems are there, you can say that these are the players, the organisation, the ambition".

"About United I want to say only two things: One is that time has spoken".

"I know that a lot of people would think it would be crass and for Ed Woodward it would be a massive failure, because they've employed Micky [Mike] Phelan as an assistant".

But, while backing Solskjaer and his staff of Kieran McKenna, Michael Carrick, Mike Phelan and Mark Dempsey, Herrera is predicting no quick solution.

Solskjaer is coming under pressure after a disappointing end to the season which saw United win just two of their final 12 games.

"I really squeezed, like an orange, to achieve them".

Solskjaer however claims his side must "go to the next level" if they are to challenge for titles likes Manchester City and Liverpool.

"He's the right person". "He's the right person but he needs time".

Aside from Herrera, veteran defender Antonio Valencia is also leaving on a free transfer, whilst several others including Juan Mata, inconsistent French World Cup victor Paul Pogba and even Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku are thought to be on the way out.

The midfielder felt he deserved more chances in the senior team this season, and is now considering his future.

  • Julie Sanders