Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accused his players of ‘not giving 100%’ after their Champions League quarter-final defeat to Barcelona.
United were eliminated in the last eight by the Spanish champions, after Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3-0 win at the Nou Camp to seal a 4-0 aggregate success.
The defeat was United’s fifth in seven matches, with the club suffering a dip in form following their initial resurgence under Solskjaer.
According to The Sun the 46-year-old was quick to remind his players about the standards expected at the club, and accused several of his players of not giving 100% in recent matches.
Solskajer’s appointment as caretaker manager initially revitalised the club, with United winning 14 of his first 17 matches in charge.
That run of form led to the former United striker being appointed on a permanent basis, but the club are now struggling and face a fight to finish in the Premier League’s top four.
United travel to Goodison Park this weekend to face Everton, with the club currently sixth and two points outside the Champions League places.