With just two Premier League games left to play this season, Manchester United no longer have it completely in their power to attain Champions League football next season by securing a top-four finish.
How the games favor London clubs Tottenham, Chelsea, and Arsenal will be the crucial factor in deciding whether the club finishes within or outside the top-four.
Missing out on the elite competition may have repercussions for the Norwegian’s team, as some of the big names presently playing for them may be interested in moving elsewhere. The same problem may present itself with other signings that will have to be made.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t think that will be an issue.
Speaking during a press conference, the gaffer responded as such when quizzed on the potential effect of lacking Champions League next season:
“You’d be surprised how many players’ agents have been touting their players. Telling us that their players would love to be a part of Man United in the future. That’s the lure of Man United because they know the potential and size of the club, that we will in the end get back to the good days.”
He goes on to add: “Yes, we’re having a tough time at the moment. We’ve had a few seasons that we’ve not got up to the standards we expect but it’s up to me and the club to change it as quick as possible.
“If it’s a season without the Champions League, who knows but players still want to come to Man United and you probably wouldn’t be surprised but you would be surprised by the names that you get asked.”
The club has been linked with a host of names already, primarily with young and upcoming players. It will take a whole lot of money and staunch promises from Solskjaer to convince bigger players to make the move.