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Ralf Rangnick makes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admission over sacking

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked by Manchester United because they were worried about qualifying for the Champions League according to Ralf Rangnick.

However, things haven’t gotten better for Manchester United since Ole Gunner Solskjaer Sacking.

United have dropped 11 points from their last 24 and fallen to sixth in the Premier League, with West Ham still fourth while eighth-placed Tottenham and sixth-placed Arsenal each have two games in hand. 

United have finished in the top four on four occasions since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, and have also qualified for the Champions League by winning the Europa League in 2017.

United has competed in the Europa League four times in the last six years, compared to just two occasions in the previous 24 years.

United were in seventh place in the table when Solskjaer was fired on November 21, and if they finished there, they would have to compete in the much derided Europa Conference League next season.

Rangnick admission on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacking

“It has always been a concern since Ole left the club,” Rangnick said of the possibility of United failing to qualify for the Champions League. 

“That was one of the reasons why he probably had to leave the club and of course, results like today’s don’t make things any easier.

“Against Villa, Burnley and today we were one or 2-0 up and gave away two points. This can happen once but it shouldn’t happen three times and with those points the situation would be different but it’s not. This is what we have to face.

“We have to realise the truth and obviously with results like today’s it doesn’t make it any easier to finish fourth at the end.”

United finished seventh in David Moyes’s only season as manager in 2013-14 and did not qualify for European competition whatsoever. 

They came fifth under Louis van Gaal in 2015-16 and sixth in Solskjaer’s first season in charge in 2018-19.

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