Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly labelled Manchester United's top-four rivals Chelsea and Arsenal 'bottlers' in a dressing-room speech to his players following Wednesday's defeat to Manchester City.
The Red Devils have lost four of their last six Premier League matches, most recently going down 2-0 in the midweek Manchester derby, yet they remain just three points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.
United face Chelsea on Sunday, and The Sun claims that Solskjaer remains confident his side will secure a place in the next season's Champions League.
The report suggests that the Norwegian has told his players the Blues and Arsenal will slip up at least once more in their remaining three matches, with Arsenal travelling to Leicester City in Sunday's early kickoff.
Solskjaer is said to be banking on six points from six against relegated Huddersfield Town and strugglers Cardiff City, but his side will still likely require victory against Chelsea in their penultimate home game of the campaign.
Third-placed Tottenham Hotspur also still have work to do in their remaining two matches following Saturday's surprise 1-0 home loss to West Ham United.