After the failure to finish in the top-four, last season, Manchester United ended up playing in the Europa League this season.
Although European football is always most welcome, it’s fair to say the Europa League is the poor relation of the Champions League when it comes to glamour and financial reward.
Back in the summer, with a transfer window available to rebuild the side, it was hoped that this season, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer would have the team challenging for a top-four place.
Unfortunately, a mixed bag of results has left Manchester some five points adrift of the top-four, although a win, at home to Burnley tonight, could see that gap cut.
But, amazingly, lurking in the pages of The Sun is the inference that if the club doesn’t qualify for the Champions League this season and even dips out on a place in the Europa League then there are no plans in store to sack Solksjaer.
The board, according to our quoted source, have reiterated their intentions to back Solksjaer to navigate the club to a new golden era.
To me, two seasons without Champions League football, for a club of our stature, reeks of failure.
Could Manchester United be on the verge of rewarding failure in a game that is infamous for sacking those who don’t attain the achievements they were brought in to do?
If United Fail To Qualify For Europe Should Solksjaer Be Kept On?
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