Manchester United took 'big step backwards' in Wolves loss - Solskjaer

Manchester United took 'big step backwards' in Wolves loss - Solskjaer

Manchester United took 'big step backwards' in Wolves loss - Solskjaer

"Today we got what we deserved because we never deserved to win this game".

"This is the poorest we've played, but against a good team".

"Quite a lot was missing today, it was the poorest performance we've had, it was a big step backwards " Solskjaer told a news conference.

Wolves dominated a lacklustre United in a convincing 2-1 victory at Molineux.

His record is still mightily impressive - this was only United's third defeat in 19 games under his management - but the positive momentum of Solskjaer's early weeks in charge has given way to successive defeats.

But ahead of the trip to Wolves in the FA Cup (live on Saturday at 3:55 p.m. ET on ESPN+), Solskjaer has sided with Jurgen Klopp and said he will not be prioritising one competition over another.

"Very disappointing tonight, though, that we're not in the semis".

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"Then we will be ready to push again because we're in a great position in the league, we're in the Champions League".

Solskjaer went on to admit he had ripped into his players in the dressing room as he insisted his players had to bounce back after the upcoming global break.

"You can't sit and sulk too long", he said.

Solskjaer will know that his Red Devils side will need to be competitive and close to their best to leave Molineux with victory, as Wolves have been a hard opponent this term for English football's top teams. We didn't have the urgency or quality on the ball, the tempo wasn't high enough and we played into their hands. We played well and we achieved it with the awesome support of our fans pushing us.

"What pleases me more is as I walk down the stands there are people saying that they saw the 50s and 60s and they are still coming to the stadium", he said.

The defeat at Arsenal last weekend was in fact the Red Devils' first domestic loss under Solskjaer, ending a run of nine straight away wins. "The atmosphere was fantastic".

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