Manchester United must get rid of Fred and Alexis Sanchez


They have a battle on their hands to finish in the top four but Solskjaer is already envisaging a scenario in the future where United are on an equal footing with Barcleona.

He's a liability in games like this and a needless mistake handed the ball to Lionel Messi for the first goal. England global Jadon Sancho, who plays for Borussia Dortmund, is one option under discussion. Manchester United need to revamp their squad - there is no doubt about that.

Manchester United hero Paul Ince says since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was named permanent manager the team has gone BACKWARDS.

"We want to get there and we have to get there by hard work and attitude every single day, and of course some clever business we have to do and just keep on going".

The Frenchman scored nine goals and assisted seven in his first 14 games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but has only two goals - both penalties in the win over West Ham - and no assists since the start of last month.

The former Barcelona forward - who made a brief cameo during Tuesday night's UCL match against his old club - has been sidelined with a knee injury for the last few weeks, but is now being backed by Solskjaer to help the Red Devils to a strong league finish.

If he does stay, Solskjaer needs to assert his authority and make sure Pogba's attitude is correct.

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"Now we're seeing a bit more of what they're like".

He'll have to find a different method to how Jose Mourinho went about it but that shouldn't be a problem.

Souness added: 'Now United are fighting to get into the Champions League where the real dosh is.

United is now on its worst run of results this season and some of Solskjaer's selections are being scrutinized - for example, left back Luke Shaw playing as a left-sided center back in the first leg against Barcelona and center back Victor Lindelof as a right back in the second leg.

In a previous era United were able to attract the world's best talents but, despite their track record of spending big in recent years, that may no longer be the case.

Manchester United will return to Premier League action with a trip to Everton in their next top-flight fixture at Goodison Park on Sunday.