Manchester United must take smart decisions when signing new players during the close season and nurture their youth players so they can compete in the English Premier League (EPL) next season.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer however said injuries to key players at the wrong moment were a factor in their season and only good recruitment would take care of it.
A brief resurgence under Solskjaer had given Manchester United hope of finishing in the top four.
But they failed to qualify for next seasons UEFA Champions League after winning only two of their last eight games.
The 20-times league winners dropped down to sixth as a result and cannot finish higher than fifth on the final day.
Solskjaer said player injuries in the final weeks of the season cost Manchester United a top four spot.
Weve got to recruit smart, weve got to keep blooding the youngsters and well be fine, Solskjaer said.
This club is huge and the media and everyones criticising us as soon as theyve got a chance. We got a few injuries and its been ups and downs for the last two months, but thats football.
Its not like (playing the video game) Football Manager. Youve got to deal with different stuff outside of football as well But Ive enjoyed it. Its a great challenge. I havent gone to bed one night worrying about whats going to happen.
Defender Luke Shaw was named the clubs player of the year but the English left back said he would trade the award for a successful season with the team.
Its obviously nice for me but Id rather win no trophies and have a better season as a team, Shaw said. Its nice but we need to move on and focus on next season and whats to come.
I think for me personally its probably been my best season since Ive been here. I would have rather it had been a better season for the team but it wasnt meant to be.
Manchester United host relegated Cardiff City on Sunday in their final game of the season.
Author: Agency Reporter