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Solskjaer says he isn’t afraid of ‘ruthless’ cull of Manchester United flops

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that today’s 1-1 draw against Huddersfield could be the final time we see some players playing for Manchester United.

Having hauled themselves back into the race to finish in the top four following Solskjaer’s December arrival, Manchester United‘s form has totally collapsed in the last couple of months, with today’s 1-1 draw against the already relegated Terriers confirming their place in next years Europa League.

There has been a lot of media chatter about a whole host of potential outgoings from Old Trafford this summer as Solskjaer looks to put his stamp on the side, and speaking before the game, the United boss insisted he isn’t afraid to be ‘ruthless’.

“My job is to work for the club,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

“I have to manage for the club, and manage the players, yes. You give people a chance, but sometimes, you’ve got to be ruthless and say: ‘Sorry but you had your chance.’

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“I’m not afraid to do that.”

One player who has been rumoured to be on his way out is Alexis Sanchez, and the Chilean was withdrawn from today’s game with an ankle injury after making what was a rare start.

Asked if it would be the last time the United faithful would see Sanchez in the famous number 7 shirt, Solskjaer refused to comment on individuals but suggested a number of today’s side could be on their way out.

“I can’t talk about individuals now but there’s a chance you’ve seen the last of [a few] players anyway,” the Norwegian said. “There’s always a chance it’s the last time but I wouldn’t say that about any individual now, I don’t think that’s fair.

“Today wasn’t one individual that was disappointing, it was the whole team.”

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