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Solskjaer: Defeat 'is a big step backwards'

Solskjaer: Defeat 'is a big step backwards'

16/03/2019 at 22:28Updated 16/03/2019 at 22:35

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lamented the poor showing of his team as they crashed out of the FA Cup to Wolves on Saturday night.

United were on the back foot for most of the game and were kept in contention by a number of good saves from Sergio Romero.

However it was not enough as Wolves ran out 2-0 victors in the quarter-final.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, told the BBC: "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. 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."

United now have two weeks before they next play with the upcoming international break.

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Solskjaer continued: "Some of the players go away with the national teams and they'll enjoy the break. We've got to go again. We've had a great run and now we've had two defeats.

"Against Arsenal we just couldn't score and today was poor - the poorest we've played,

"I'm here until the summer, we've got loads to play for in the league and the Champions League."

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