Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes a Europa League place is what Manchester United deserve after their poor season.
United’s hopes of securing a Champions League place were dashed after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at relegated Huddersfield.
Isaac Mbenza cancelled out Scott McTominay’s first-half opener for United, who twice hit the crossbar through Paul Pogba.
“We gave ourselves a chance to be in the Champions League, something we didn’t think was possible,” Solskjaer said.
“You could say we lost the opportunity (on Sunday), but that’s not the case – it’s been all through the season. It’s not been good enough.
“We had so many opportunities to grab third or fourth. We weren’t able to. So it’s probably the right place for us, the Europa League, next year.”
The point left Solskjaer’s side four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with one game left, with a sixth-place finish behind Arsenal appearing likely.
“Effort and attitude was not the problem,” Solskjaer said. “The players were running and trying. We just weren’t good enough. That is the problem.”
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