Man Utd's top-four hopes over after draw at Huddersfield

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Manchester United officially won't be playing in the Champions League next season after their 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town.

David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have all been given money to spend - more than £600 million between them - since Sir Alex Ferguson retired but for the fourth time in six years since the Scot departed, United will finish the season outside of the Premier League's top four.

"There is the chance you have seen the last of players but I wouldn't say that about any individual", Solskjaer, who is set to embark on an overhaul of his squad in the summer.

The result leaves United fifth in the Premier League and four points behind Chelsea, who occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.

It was a scathing comment that underlines the task that Solskjaer faces ahead of an unwanted return to the Europa League next term.

United are scheduled to play a preseason friendly against Tottenham in Shanghai on July 25 but there remains a possibility their Europa League campaign could now start on the same date.

And Solskjaer admits United have a lot of work to do in order to get back into the Champions League before they can consider taking on title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City again.

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"It is not what we want", said Solskjaer. The Gunners need to beat Burnley by at least eight goals next week and also see Spurs lose its final contest to Everton. That is the reality.

Shaw's bad error in trying to cut out a long clearance from Lossl presented Mbenza with the chance to get off the mark in England, which he duly took, firing through the legs of David de Gea.

There were glimpses of a brighter future on Sunday from the likes of Scott McTominay, who scored United's goal, and substitute Tahith Chong but that was scant consolation to the fans who trudged out of the ground.

Huddersfield had lost 22 of the last 24 games in all competitions but ended the afternoon feeling disappointed they had been unable to find a victor. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got the job and they've just switched off haven't they? "The players were running and trying".

"We have to make sure that we are getting closer and moving that way up the table and not looking over the shoulders because there are big clubs, good clubs wanting to chase that top six".

"That is the problem". Of course it's disappointing, we should have and could have played better. "It's not come as a surprise but we hoped to show a better performance today". "We had a great start and then it's caught up with us towards the end". "It is a fair reflection that we will finish sixth".

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