What Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told all his players to do on May 13


Manchester United face Cardiff at Old Trafford on May 12, marking the end of what has been a torrid run-in.

Having just one victory from the last five league games, the Red Devils need to win their two remaining fixtures and hope results go their way in order to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Regardless of their finishing position, Solskjaer has ordered players to report to the training ground the morning after the Cardiff encounter, according to The Sun.

Teams usually say their goodbyes prior to the last match of the campaign, after which a lap of honour is conducted.

That tends to allow players to enjoy their summer breaks immediately afterwards, with pre-season starting in July.

The meeting has been called by Solskjaer in order to assess the campaign, which has been a topsy-turvy one for the 20-time champions of England.

Prior to the Norwegian’s arrival, United were 11 points adrift of fourth place and had already conceded as many goals as they had the previous campaign.

Solskjaer’s succession of Jose Mourinho certainly gave the side a bounce as they proceeded to win 10 of their first 11 games under the club legend.

Dreadful bookends to the season have cost United, however, who are planning a mass summer overhaul.

That plan may be dented by not having Champions League football to offer players, which Solskjaer addressed in his pre-match press conference ahead of the side’s trip to Huddersfield this weekend.

“In the long term planning we have to think about being in the Champions League next year,” he said.

“We might not be and you’d be surprised how many players’ agents have been touting, not touting, but telling us their players would love to be a part of Manchester United in the future.

“That’s the lure and the potential and size of the club, that we will get back to the good days.

“We’ve not got up to the standards we expect but it’s up to me and the club.

“A season without Champions League, who knows, but players still want to come to Manchester United and you wouldn’t be surprised by the names that ask.”


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