Man Utd may have to consider the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 10 things we have learned

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Manchester City won the Premier League title, while Liverpool failed to score a single point in the final weekend.

Elsewhere, Manchester United lost to Cardiff, Arsenal finished fifth victory of a win against Burnley and the Spurs played a funny draw with Everton when they won the fourth football match.

Here, AMITAI WINEHOUSE evaluates 10 things we learned from the last weekend of the top-flight season …

1. The story of all the recent Manchester United crash was that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now needs better players in the summer. The question should be whether he is the man to guide them inside.

The last time Cardiff beat United was before a man entered space for the first time. The Bluebirds have also taken more points – six – than United – five in the last six games. This is a downgraded, and not very good, side, winning 2-0 at the Old Trafford. It also meant that they had finished the season with only two clean sheets.

United has now lost 32 points behind the champions, exactly the same distance from the team in 18th. This is beyond the notion that players are not good enough or motivated.

If the challenge for the title, as Ed Woodward wants, is the name of the game, Ole shouldn't really be behind the wheel.

If Manchester United wants to challenge the title, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should not be driving

If Manchester United wants to challenge the title, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should not be driving

2. Are we on the road to another team being knocked off their perch? The city is not yet at United level in terms of a trophy of trophies, but has won four of the last eight.

Even more, this Pep Guardiola team is relentless. They have won the last 14 in a row, with only this team under the current manager who improved last season. City still won 32, the same as last season. They were also behind for only 83 seconds.

Once again, they scored a ridiculous number of points – 98 – which were beaten only by their total last season. They have a long way to go, but a Guardiola dynasty could see their rivals citizens stuck under a serious shadow.

Pep Guardiola is on his way to beat Manchester United from their perch with his city

Pep Guardiola is on his way to beat Manchester United from their perch with his city

3. Graeme Souness said that, like Brazil in 1982, being the best team to not win a World Cup, this Liverpool team is the best team to not win a Premier League title.

He's right too. No team has ever lost a single game in a first season before and did not win the title. Even the 97-point loot of Liverpool would have been enough to win the Premier League in all competitions, except one of the previous 26 – the last campaign.

It remains to be seen if they can do it again. Even so – and this will not be of great relief to Reds fans – they were absolutely brilliant in this campaign. It is a pity for them that someone was better.

This Liverpool team is the best team to not win a Premier League title after just losing

This Liverpool team is the best team to not win a Premier League title after just losing

4. Spurs fans dream of buying big money in the summer to match their new position at European top, but the most important job for Daniel Levy is to convince Mauricio Pochettino to stay.

It has been much more open on an exit in the last few weeks than ever. Yet this is a man who led them to four finishes at the top four, which is their best execution from 1959-60 and from 1963 to 1964.

Pochettino has completely changed the expectation. If it starts, it is difficult to imagine that the Spurs are the same force, the purchases or not.

Daniel Levy's biggest job for the summer is to convince Mauricio Pochettino to stay at the Spurs

Daniel Levy's biggest job for the summer is to convince Mauricio Pochettino to stay at the Spurs

5. It seems strange to be a year from Arsene Wenger and still make the same point, but if there is a place where Arsenal needs to improve it, it is far from home.

Yes, they have won many more games on the road but their defensive solidity has been a problem throughout this campaign. They kept only a clean sheet away from the Emirates, the minimum in a single campaign of the highest level from 1967 to 1968.

This is where defensive improvements come into play. Unai Emery needs the talent on the back to resist when she's not at home.

The Arsenal went all season to take only a clean sheet from the Emirates

The Arsenal went all season to take only a clean sheet from the Emirates

6. The ridiculous score between Crystal Palace and Bournemouth simply shows what happens when the pressure exits the window.

Palazzo scored five in a Premier League game for the third time in their history, demonstrating that this attachment is not common. So Roy Hodgson clearly gave up, winning his 100th Premier League victory.

It tells you that there's a talent for attack from all sides, even if it's not obvious on a weekly basis. And that kick can always be fun, even when there's no pressure.

Crystal Palace and Bournemouth played an exciting 5-3 match at Selhurst Park on Sunday

Crystal Palace and Bournemouth played an exciting 5-3 match at Selhurst Park on Sunday

7. As a counterpoint, if you want to avoid goals, you should make the best match in any match between Leicester and Chelsea.

There was only one goal in their last three Premier League matches, and it's not as if they were two teams that faced each other in narrow, crucial and cautious matters.

For Maurizio Sarri, this is a problem. It was the fourth 0-0 of the Chelsea season, the highest since 2013-14, and as a manager engaged in the entertainment industry is a blow to the Italian.

Leicester and Chelsea have the habit of playing stalls when they meet in the league

Leicester and Chelsea have the habit of playing stalls when they meet in the league

8. Rafa Benitez stressed once again why it is so important for Newcastle in the last day of the season, the perfect time for a message to Mike Ashley.

In his first campaign they went down but beat the Spurs 5-1 in the last day. Then they won the championship last, before beating Chelsea 3-0 last season. Meanwhile, their 4-0 victory at Fulham was the first time they won many away in two years.

Benitez has proven to be a class manager who gets the best out of the talent at his disposal. The first port of Newcastle in the summer is a new contract for him.

Rafa Benitez has the habit of showing why it is so crucial for Newcastle at the end of the season

Rafa Benitez has the habit of showing why it is so crucial for Newcastle at the end of the season

9. Congratulations Huddersfield, you really had an abysmal season. They managed to break the top three for the worst campaigns in history.

They joined Derby in 2007-08 and Sunderland in 2005-06 at the bottom of the pile. Only those two (Derby, 11 and Sunderland, 15) won fewer points in a single Premier League season than Huddersfield in 2018-19 – 16. And only Derby (20) and Sunderland (21) scored fewer goals than the 22 of Town.

It's easy enough to write it for a team of their size, but it only shows how much they need to improve before next season. This was a mess. At least they have not established a new point of reference.

Jan Siewert and Huddersfield have had one of the worst campaigns in the history of the Premier League

Jan Siewert and Huddersfield have had one of the worst campaigns in the history of the Premier League

10. This has been an exceptional season in the context of the entire history of Watford – despite not having been able to keep the initial promises in the league.

They are in an FA Cup final and finished 11th, which is their highest flight position from 1986-87. It means that Javi Gracia is certain to survive in a third campaign.

The Hornets have found the man to guide them. They can keep the ticking like this under Gracia and build something awesome.

Watford lost to West Ham but had an excellent season under Javi Gracia

Watford lost to West Ham but had an excellent season under Javi Gracia

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