Manchester United’s poor start to the Premier League season has made Champions League qualification a tall order.
The Red Devils sit 10th, having collected just 13 points from their opening 11 league games, scoring just 13 goals in that time.
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Only twice have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side scored more than once in a league game all season, on the opening day against Chelsea and newly-promoted Norwich.
These struggles have translated to the Europa League, United have scored just twice in three games, but are yet to concede in the competition.
Solskjaer dismissed suggestions that winning the competition is the club’s easiest route back to the Champions League (via The Independent).
The Red Devils won the Europa League in 2017 under Jose Mourinho, helping the club return to Europe’s elite competition after finishing sixth in the Premier League that season.
The Norwegian was keen to state that United have a long way to go in the Premier League and it is still possible that they break into the top four.
Some United fans weren’t so sure, here’s how they reacted to his comments:
No European football next season talking like that
— Chris Johnson (@chris20johnson) November 6, 2019
Best for Ole to stop talking, if we talk about the league table in May, we will be out of the top 6 and linger between 10th-12th if no players come in Jan. Mark this post and come back to it in May.
— MarcNoble (@MarcKnowsIt) November 6, 2019
It’s the only way imo, we should get out the group then we have a whole month that they should use to buy players, if they dont buy in January we can kiss any hope of champions leauge next season over, our squads mid table at best
— bobby croft🔰 (@bobbyC1994) November 6, 2019
Targeting Europa league?? Joke of the season..We even struggle to beat Rochdale..Hoping for Penalty all the way to final then
— Muz (@Zack41129196) November 6, 2019
Dude, we couldnt even get a point off Bournemouth or Newcastle and you’re thinking we will win the Europa? 😔😂
— James Fox (@f8ntasticmrfox) November 7, 2019
Ole is clueless. Even finishing top 4 will be a miracle. All he does is massage Woodward’s ego thru the press as we get hammered left, right and centre. We are tired of his mediocrity!
— Jeff Jayden (@audigeo) November 6, 2019
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