Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims several United players need 'reality check' 6 months ago

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims several United players need 'reality check'

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that some of the players on his squad need a reality check following their 4-0 aggregate loss to Barcelona on Tuesday.

The Red Devils were dumped from the Champions League quarter-finals by the La Liga leaders with Lionel Messi scoring twice to sink Solskjaer's side at the Camp Nou.

United are currently two points off fourth place with five games to play and Solskjaer said that there are no hiding places for players in his squad.

“I’ve learnt a lot about them over the months I’ve been here now and you get to know them,” said Solskjaer.

“Most of them have really impressed me in their attitude and, of course, there are some who need to get a reality check of where they’re at.

“Every day in training, every game when you’re playing there’s no hiding place and everyone can see what your level’s at we’re working with fantastic staff to create this culture.”

As for team news, Nemanja Matic and Alexis Sanchez were both named on the bench for the midweek trip to Barcelona but Solskjaer said that both players are likely to feature during this weekend's trip to Everton.

“We’ll have 20 [players] training this morning [Friday], plus the keepers, which is not bad,” Ole told MUTV.

“Nemanja and Alexis had a good session yesterday [Thursday] as well, so they will probably be involved."