Manchester United's interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, couldn't hide his disappointment after being eliminated from the 2018-19 FA Cup. He felt that the result was a setback for his team.
Man United suffered a 1-2 defeat to Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-final match on Sunday, in a match, which many predicted that the Red Devils will not face much difficulty.
However, two Wolves goals scored by Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota could only be pegged back only once by Man United through a strike from Marcus Rashford.
Solskjaer claimed to be disappointed with the performance of his players in the match this time. He considered the match as proof of the major setback that was being experienced by Man United.
"We started the match too relaxed and played according to their wishes. Our possession was not good enough. It was disappointing," Solskjaer told BBC Sport.
"We dominated possession in the first half, but it won't help if you continue to lose the ball so they could strike back. A big setback, especially about the quality of possession and passes," he said.
The defeat to Wolves made Solskjaer feel a new experience with Man United. The Norwegian coach for the first time swallowed a losing streak because previously the Red Devils also suffered a 0-2 defeat from Arsenal in the English Premier League.
"We know we played well against Arsenal last week and didn't get what we deserved. This week we did get what we deserved because we never deserved to win this game."
The Norwegian said his side have gather the momentum after the international break as they bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League and face Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Asked whether this defeat could harm his chances of becoming permanent manager, Solskjaer replied, "I'm here until the summer, we've got loads to play for in the league and the Champions League."
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