Andy Mitten column: At Manchester United, things are very bad – and could get worse

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Huddersfield

This season has been an unmitigated failure for Manchester United.

Their target of a top-four finish – the minimum requirement for the club that structures its business around Champions League participation – has been missed. That’s a low bar given United’s previous successes. No player who signs for the club thinks that a 25% wage reduction will be relevant should the club miss out on Europe’s top competition, but it’s becoming an accurate barometer of where United are at.

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