3 things learned as Manchester United suffer crushing defeat to Wolves
- Author: Angelo Rivera Apr 04, 2019,
Apr 04, 2019, 0:28
The result leaves United in fifth place in the table having played one more game than third-placed Arsenal and fourth-placed Tottenham, but Solskjaer tried to maintain an upbeat view of his side's top four push.
"We will use one or two days to analyse and recover and then we will prepare for Barcelona, which will be a fantastic challenge for the club", said Solskjaer, who scored a famous injury-time victor in United's 1999 Champions League triumph.
Scott McTominay put United ahead with his first goal for the club but Diogo Jota equalised and Ashley Young then became the recipient of Mike Dean's 100th Premier League red card after being booked...
"Scott has never ever let us down and he never disappoints when he plays", Solskjaer told reporters at his press conference.
However, he hailed his charges for a good show up-to the 75th minute when the conceded the second goal.
Undaunted and fielding a strong team despite their own distraction of an FA Cup semi-final against Watford on Sunday, Wolves quickly settled on a cold night at Molineux and began creating chances of their own. "But for their keeper (Rui Patricio), we should have won this game", he said. That's football. It's not like maths.
Solskjaer was also forgiving of England global Ashley Young, who was sent off in the second half for a reckless tackle on striker Jota. "This was always going to be a very tough game and the performance deserved a win". "I was very, very pleased with him", he said.
"We should have been three up", said Solskjaer. "He reached the ball, and it was just a little bit too high".
"Everyone can see they've got significant restructuring work to do to the squad as it stands to make it competitive, never mind taking away two of the more important players on top of that". "Honestly, I don't think Pogba will be at Old Trafford next season", affirmed Ince in the Manchester Evening News.