Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - Manchester United

Solskjaer takes responsibility for United’s Champions League exit

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken the responsibility for their Champions League exit on Tuesday. The Red Devils suffered a 3-2 loss away to RB Leipzig, which saw them go out of the tournament and into the Europa League. United enjoyed a very poor start in Leipzig and were trailing 2-0 inside the first 13 minutes of the game. Solskjaer was very unhappy with the team’s start, but praised his side for their comeback to 3-2 later in the game.

“We started too late,” Solskjaer said to BT Sport. “Great spirit and comeback again. It’s different to the Premier League, you can’t give a team a three-goal lead and expect to come back. We were unlucky towards the end and you almost thought it was in at the last minute there. Of course you can’t say we were good enough, we weren’t.”

“In a difficult group of course, the big defeat for us was the one away to Istanbul – that’s where we lost the points we should have had. Today we were close but we knew we had to defend crosses and balls into the box and we just couldn’t clear them. As a footballer, you can’t feel sorry for yourself. You feel sorry for a few minutes tonight and then we focus on a massive game on Saturday.”

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