Published: Tue, May 14, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Manchester United boss Solskjaer faces 'tough' job to win Premier League - Herrera

Manchester United boss Solskjaer faces 'tough' job to win Premier League - Herrera

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Michael Carrick will remain part of Manchester United's coaching staff next season.

Ander Herrera departs Manchester United this week with yet another worrying diagnosis concerning the club's escalating problems and a warning to supporters that they could face years in the wilderness.

The Red Devils finished sixth on the Premier League log with 66 points - 32 points behind the eventual winners Manchester City at the end of last season.

Sunday's embarrassing 2-0 defeat at the hands of relegated Cardiff City saw United end a shambolic season in sixth place.

Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho as interim United manager in December and shone as caretaker boss.

During the early stages of the season, the 21-year-old was utilised at right-back by former manager Steve Bruce, who brought him to Villa Park not once, but twice.

"I've learned that I don't like losing", he said.

'We started off fantastically.

"The boys were unbelievable when I came in". I think he was captain and he played once for the first team. The whole group gelled together and I enjoyed winning but I know that football is hard. We were positive. We won games.

'You can't just expect everything to go that way and the reality hit us.

"We came into some games really, really focused with the full team and I thought that was fantastic".

First however, they must convince Solskjaer to keep them in the first-team with the upcoming pre-season the flawless opportunity for them to prove their worth.

"Then you learn a lot when you go through tough times and think about who can we build this team around, and who we think is going to take the next step because we need to go to the next level".

"They (the coaches) need time because this is not going to be from the first day".

A United defence that conceded 17 goals in the 19 matches before Solskjaer was appointed on a permanent basis has since shipped 18 in 10, keeping no clean sheets with the previously unflappable David de Gea guilty of making a number of glaring errors.

"I believe in karma and if you are a good person, if you are honest and sincere with the players and the fans, sooner or later it will work".

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