Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted Manchester United’s place in the Premier League’s big six will be under threat, if their slide from the top of English football does not stop soon.
United lost for the seventh time in nine games, after Manchester City took a significant step towards retaining their title with a 2-0 win at Old Trafford.
It left Solskjaer’s side 24 points behind their rivals.
But the Norwegian admitted there is a bigger danger of being overtaken by the likes of Wolves, Leicester and Everton in the coming years, if the right decisions are not made off the pitch.
“We can’t linger along many years because the Premier League is so competitive you’ll suddenly be caught up.
“I’m concerned about lack of results and in times like this it’s not time to point fingers at anyone.
We have got to stick together and the strange reality is we’re in a shout for top four,” Solskjaer told a news conference after the Derby.