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

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

Last week [at Arsenal], we were happy with the performance but, today, we didn't have the urgency or the quality on the ball.

"Sometimes global breaks come in handy and we would have loved to play it again and put it right".

Raul Jimenez's strike on the turn and a superb solo effort from Diogo Jota put Wolves on course for victory against a ragged United side lacking the skill, verve and intensity that Solskjaer had instilled.

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

United's second successive defeat brought an abrupt end to Solskjaer's honeymoon period, leading him to give his side an honest post-match appraisal.

"We were very disappointed in the result, but we can't look at the performance and say we were s***, because we weren't, to be honest, and blunt, we weren't. We will respect everybody in the semi-finals". We've got to go again.

With an global break meaning it will be two weeks before he gets his players back for a tricky Premier League clash vs. Watford at Old Trafford, he has time to ponder the challenge he faces to get United back on track and ensure something tangible is salvaged from a rollercoaster ride of a season.

"We got what we deserved".

"Sometimes when you say "on the break" people take it as "oh, they're going to sit on top of the ball" but no, that's not what they do".

"It means a lot, it means a lot", the Portuguese said.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United had their FA Cup hopes destroyed by Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolverhampton Wanderers. To try to achieve the same is much, much harder now but we will try step by step.

"I can't really comment on Gareth Bale or specific players because they're property of other clubs but we should look for quality players, definitely, and players who could improve us as a team", said Solskjaer.

"If they hadn't had [David] De Gea behind, then they certainly wouldn't have won as many games as they have".

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