Manchester United boss Solskjaer is set to overhaul his squad this summer in the wake of a disastrous Premier League campaign.
The Red Devils started slowly under Jose Mourinho in August and that set the tone for a season of woe over at Old Trafford.
For the third time in six years, Manchester United failed to qualify for the Champions League. Instead, they will be joining Wolves and Watford in the Europa League next term in a damning indictment of how far they’ve fallen.
Solskjaer is under no illusions regarding the size of the task he is facing this summer.
United stars simply have not been good enough and a mass summer clearout appears primed to take place.
And the South China Morning Post say that Solskjaer has issues with three United stars behind closed doors.
Alexis Sanchez is one of those.
The Chile international managed to find the net just twice this season, in games against Newcastle and Arsenal respectively.
Fans have grown fed up of the 29-year-old’s insipid displays and he recently took to Instagram to post a grovelling apology, saying: “It was a very tough season…the fan are the ones who deserve an apology as they always support you no matter what happens.
“Personally, I didn’t perform as much as I was expecting because of unpredictable injuries.
“Press and people were speculating of things that were not even true. I was always a professional in all aspects.
“I apologise to the fans for not be able to achieve our goals,Nevertheless we are Manchester United!
“Players and Staff are questioning if we were doing the right thing and if we were giving our best for this football shirt.
“I’m certain that Manchester United one day will return to be the club, as it was in the old days with Mr. Alex Ferguson.”
United reportedly believe it best if Sanchez leaves now.
And The SCMP also claim that Romelu Lukaku and Eric Bailly will need to change Solskjaer’s opinion of them.
The United manager reportedly believes they, too, have a negative impact behind closed doors.
But whether they jump ship this summer remains to be seen.
Lukaku has been flirting with a move to Serie A, with his agent confessing his client’s love for Italian football.
Bailly, meanwhile, has been backed to join Arsenal this summer.
United may prefer to sell abroad, however, rather than a domestic rival.
Man Utd: Timeline of crisis
2013 – Sir Alex Ferguson leaves.
2013 – David Moyes comes in.
2014 – David Moyes is sacked after just 10 months.
2014 – Louis van Gaal replaces interim boss Ryan Giggs.
2016 – Jose Mourinho replaces Louis van Gaal.
2018 – Jose Mourinho is sacked.
2019 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is appointed as permanent manager.