Solskjaer the right man for Manchester United - Herrera

"It's been a mixed bag for me but I can handle it, I'm just thinking about the players, how emotional it will have been for them - they started the season with one manager, finished with another one, they've had the highs and lows".

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said if this should prove to be Hazard's final Premier League game - the club still have the Europa League final against Arsenal to come - then fans should respect his decision.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted at major changes over the summer, saying executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and the club's owners know the extent of the rebuild required at Old Trafford.

And it seems he is on the verge of a Premier League move as it has been claimed that Manchester United are close to thrashing out an agreement with Swansea.

Manchester United's run of form saw them finish the season in sixth, missing out on qualification for next season's Champions League.

"The players have all got their programmes to do over the summer".

"I always thought our front four could cause them problems and I thought we did". They should be ready to go. But he feels that he could play a part, yes, and I would hope he gets through today and tomorrow and we can give him a nice send off. "You can have all the possession and chances you want but we concede easy goals and not score at the other".

"It's down to me and the coaching staff".

"They've got to catch up with Manchester City and Liverpool and it will not be easy but they will come back and be just as good as what the other two are now".

"Hopefully now Axel is going to get to the Play-off final", Solskjaer said.

"It's about getting momentum as well".

That their average possession in games dropped off by less than five per cent during their end-of-season slump will be scant consolation as the club legend seeks to avoid being rebranded a failure. "In fact I think if we'd have been a little bit more confident with the final pass we could have scored a few more".

"Our supporters know football". You want them to be influential now, going forward. "Now it might be the start of a new team and era".

"This is the greatest and biggest club in England and that was one of my dreams". It's the best job in football.

And the United boss is eager to see how he's progressed at Villa Park.

"Yes, we are behind what we've been used to".

  • Julie Sanders


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