Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called for a ‘reality check’ among some of his players after an alarming run of form.
Manchester United’ resurgence has been halted by five defeats in their last seven games, which have sent them crashing out of the Champions League and the FA Cup.
The Red Devils are also struggling to make the top four and face Everton, Manchester City and Chelsea in the next eight days.
The Norwegian warns there is ‘no hiding place’ for his under-performing stars and issued a wake-up call ahead of the club’s run in.
“I’ve learned a lot about them over the months here now and you get to know them,” he said.
“Most of them have really impressed in their attitude and some need to get a reality check of where they’re at. But most of these know they can improve if they keep working as they do.
“Every day in training, every game when you’re playing, there’s no hiding place and everyone can see what your level is at. We’re working with fantastic staff to create this culture.
“Players have to take ownership of what’s happening here as well, but the performance on the pitch will determine where they’re at – if it’s short-term or long-term every single day.
“That’s what we spoke about at Barcelona (on Tuesday); when you’re at big stadiums, you’ve got to step up, make good decisions and I’m looking forward to this period.
“There’s no quick fix, it’s not like we buy seven players and suddenly we’re in the right shape, we are where we are.
“We have to take it step-by-step and of course there will be signings made in the summer.”