Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick, has said former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was sacked because he did not look like finishing in top four places with the team.
Rangnick, speaking to the media on Monday, said Solskjaer would have to shoulder some of the blame if Manchester United miss out on a place in the top four this season.
United are stuttering in the race of Champions League football after successive draws with Burnley and Southampton.
Rangnick admits he is “concerned” about their prospects of finishing in the top four but insists Solskjaer, sacked in November after a run of five defeats in seven league fixtures, is also responsible.
“It [not finishing in the top four] has always been a concern since Ole left the club,” said Rangnick.
“That was one of the reasons why he probably had to leave the club and of course results like [Southampton] doesn’t make things any easier.
“This is what we have to face. We have to realise the truth and obviously with results like this it doesn’t make it any easier to finish fourth at the end.”