Manchester United vs. Huddersfield
- Author: Steve Townsend May 06, 2019,
May 06, 2019, 1:35
Things got off to a flying start for the Old Trafford club when young midfielder Scott McTominay opened the scoring after only eight minutes but Huddersfield, who have amassed just 15 points from their 37 games all season an are rooted to the bottom of the league, always looked like scoring.
United needed two wins, one each from Matchday 37 and Matchday 38, if they were to have any chance of finishing in the top-four in the Premier League - which in turn, would guarantee UCL qualification for the next season.
Ultimately, it did not work as they failed to go on to get the three points. He's taken over a mess from Mourinho.
With a massive transitional summer coming where the club will be expected to spend, building a team in Solskjaer's image could be unsafe given his lack of experience and track record of building a victor from the ground up, especially when compared to top candidate Mauricio Pochettino's work at Espanyol, Southampton, and Tottenham. We gave ourselves a chance to be in Champions League, had so many opportunities to be third or fourth and weren't able to.
"There needs to be a bit of calmness at United over the situation".
The Swede's initial run in charge was undoubtedly fantastic, liberating the players with the freedom of attacking football that harkened back to the glory days under Ferguson, but that stretch has proved to be little more than the so-called "new-manager bounce".
"In the first half an hour they weren't close to our box once".
"We knew it is going to be hard but our focus is now the Europa League", Arsenal manager Unai Emery, whose side lead 3-1 going into the second leg of their semi-final at Valencia next week, said with an air of resignation.