Manchester United v Leicester City player ratings: Greenwood 7, Van de Beek 6; Soyuncu 8, Vardy 6

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants cash to strengthen his squad

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called on the club's owners to bolster his squad after a 2-1 defeat at home to Leicester confirmed Manchester City as Premier League champions.

Second-placed United, who had to beat the Foxes to maintain their fading title hopes, fell behind to Luke Thomas' 10th-minute goal at Old Trafford.

Mason Greenwood equalised just five minutes later but Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu's second-half header saw Leicester to a win that boosted their bid for a Champions League place and set them up for this weekend's FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley.

Defeat left United 10 points behind City, with only a maximum of nine available to the Red Devils from their three remaining league games this season.

The Glazers, United's Florida-based owners, have been the target of bitter demonstrations by supporters in recent weeks as a result of their role in trying to take the club into the aborted European Super League.

But the Glazers have backed United managers in the transfer market during their controversial time in charge and Solskjaer urged them to make more funds available.

"If you want to take up the challenge with them (City) we need to strengthen our squad," Solskjaer told BT Sport.

"Congratulations to them. They have had a fantastic season. I am very pleased with my boys that have made it to the last 10 days with a Manchester City side ahead of us that are lauded as the best in Europe.

"We want to take the next step and it might be that we need a couple more to strengthen the squad."

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Updated: May 12, 2021 10:50 AM


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