The worst is yet to come for Man United

Marcos Alonso of Chelsea scores his team’s first goal past David De Gea of Manchester United

Huddersfield may have won this fixture last season but a repeat here is unlikely after the Terriers were relegated in record-equalling time way back in March.

Indeed his more pressing concern is to ensure the Old Trafford club, who headed into the penultimate round of league fixtures, a huge 27 points adrift of leaders and reigning champions Manchester City, do not fall further behind. You want someone who's going to know the market to go and buy players, to bring the best out of them, and you're competing with Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp.

For Solskjaer, there is one more game left to suffer through this season when Cardiff visit Old Trafford next Sunday and after that, there will be talk of optimism and fresh starts. Another David de Gea blunder gave Chelsea a share of the spoils after Juan Mata had fired United into a 1-0 lead. "When we got the opportunities we didn't take them".

"Football sometimes is like this where you have to wait for some results".

With a massive transitional summer coming where the club will be expected to spend, building a team in Solskjaer's image could be risky given his lack of experience and track record of building a victor from the ground up, especially when compared to top candidate Mauricio Pochettino's work at Espanyol, Southampton, and Tottenham.

However, despite mounting criticism regarding the United players, Young insists their attitude was right against Huddersfield. "Of course at the moment it's in the hands of Chelsea but we still have six points to play for", Herrera said.

"Over 90 minutes we weren't good enough, we missed chances to put the game away, created many chances and didn't let them in our half really", Solksjaer told Sky Sports. "I'm the one that should get that flak if there is some", added Solskjaer.

"I am an optimist by nature and you have to make the most of it".

"We are going to fight for it". It's a basic principle I've got.

Speaking after the match, Solskjaer was disappointed to face the prosect of UEFA's second tournament, saying: "It was always a possibility that we would be in the Europa League and if City don't win the FA Cup we will have a very early start".

Solskjaer guided United to the quarter-finals of this season's Champions League but, they will be back in the Europa League next season. "I'm not afraid to do that", Solskjaer insisted.

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