Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must address Man United's loss momentum

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called Manchester United's performance their poorest under him

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called Manchester United's performance their poorest under him

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

We didn't have the urgency or quality on the ball, the tempo wasn't high enough and we played into their hands.

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to be drawn on speculation that the Red Devils could move for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale this summer.

"If you can get a decent result at home then we can go away and beat anyone, like we did in Paris".

The Chile worldwide has failed to settle in Manchester since his move from Arsenal and is now a fringe man in Solskjaer's first-team thoughts. "It was a big step backwards, I have to say". "That was the poorest performance since I got here".

It was an embarrassing performance from Man United who never threatened Wolves and with Barcelona coming up in the Champions League in April, Solskjaer has some work to do.

Diogo Jota celebrates scoring Wolves' second goal against Manchester United
Diogo Jota celebrates scoring Wolves second goal against Manchester United

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

Paul Pogba was restored as captain as another Mourinho move was wiped away, but he was poor - although he was not alone there.

"Momentum", said Solskjaer, when asked if being in so many competitions could damage United's top-four chances.

Asked if preventing City from completing a clean sweep would be an added bonus for United, the Serbia global midfielder told ESPN FC: "Of course".

Goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang condemned Manchester United to their first league defeat since Solskjaer's appointment as caretaker boss back in December, however, the Norwegian said that despite the result, he was pleased with the performance from his side.

"We are looking forward to this tie and are happy to be here".

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