Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must address Man United's loss momentum


The defeat at Arsenal last weekend was in fact the Red Devils' first domestic loss under Solskjaer, ending a run of nine straight away wins. "That was the poorest performance we have had".

Second-half goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota saw Wolves go through to the semi-finals with Marcus Rashford's stoppage-time goal not enough to save United at Molineux.

"It was a big step backwards I have got to say", said Solskjaer.

For historical resonance, it is hard to top United's tie against Barcelona, a twist of fate that returns Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to the city where he wrote his name into Champions League folklore 20 years ago....

"Of course we are not happy with the game that we lost but we know that we did some great things - and Saturday against Wolves is a great opportunity to bounce back".

"It's something natural, you can not perform to the top of your levels every single time", said Solskjaer.

United are set to enter the worldwide break sat outside the Champions League spots. Hopefully some of them will have good experiences with the national teams and some will have a few days off. "And Wolves are a good team, you can't deny that". While insisting that his initial run of success was not going to last forever, he was quick to say that United will be ready to go again once they return from global duty.

"Of course, you can't sit down and sulk too long", he added. We've got so much to play for.

Solskjaer's former Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes left his position as Oldham Athletic manager on Friday after just a month in charge and the Norwegian has opened the door for him to come and talk about his experiences. There are so many highlights to look forward to.