Manchester United’s Defeat By Wolves ‘A Big Step Backwards’, Solskjaer Admits
Manchester United’s interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called his team’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Wolves is a “big step backwards”
Wolves beat Manchester United 2-1 at Molineux. to dump Solskjaer men out of the FA Cup.
The defeat is the first time United have lost back to back games since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December. The team also lost 2-0 to Arsenal last Sunday to drop out of the top four.
“This was the poorest we’ve played,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport.
“We started too slowly and played into their hands. Our possession wasn’t bright enough and quick enough, so it’s disappointing.”
“I didn’t think we had enough quality in the last third, enough combination play,” Solskjaer added.
“We had decent dominance with the ball in the first half but that doesn’t help if you give the ball away and they can counter.
“This was a big step backwards, mainly because of the quality of the possession and the passing.
“We’ve had a great run and now we’ve had two defeats. Against Arsenal we just couldn’t score, and this was poor.”