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Manchester United could be facing a battle to stave off relegation if they cannot begin to carve out results, according to pundit Jamie O’Hara.

United sit 12th in the Premier League table following a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle on Sunday – their third in the top flight this term – which extended the club’s worst away run since 1989.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted in his post-match press conference that his side face a battle to make the top six, but speaking on The Debate, O’Hara revealed the danger United could be in if their current run continues.

“[Newcastle and Crystal Palace] were the favourites to get relegated this season. [Newcastle] have beaten Man United, and you’ve got to look at it and think ‘if they’re not careful, Man U, if they keep not picking up results, they’re not going to be thinking about the top six.

“They’re going to be thinking about staying up. They need to get results at the end of the day. If you look at teams like Arsenal and teams who are doing well but are not playing well, that’s what Man United were doing.



“They were getting results. The problem they’ve got now is they’re not playing well and they’re getting beat, and there’s a difference.  That’s when, all of a sudden, you’re in trouble.”

Meanwhile, Solskjaer made a private outburst to his players following their defeat to Steve Bruce’s side on Sunday, according to one newspaper.