I can't blame the players for the defeat - Solskjaer

Thu 23 September 2021 | 0:17

The Norwegian coach believes that his players performed well and were unlucky to lose.

Manchester United

boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that he could not blame his players for the defeat after losing to West Ham at the Carabao Cup.

West Ham defeated United for the first time since 2007 at Old Trafford with a single goal by Manuel Lanzini to advance to the next stage of the competition. Both teams made a total of 21 changes in their lineup and appeared in this game with their second team. The Red Devils have yet to win a trophy with Ole Gunnar Sulscher, and after being eliminated from the competition, the Norwegian coach praised the performance of his players.

He told

Sky Sports


"It was a poor start again, that needs addressing.

"After that we played well for long periods and gave it a good go. Stats don't mean anything but when you've got 27 shots you know the boys have given it a good go.

"We didn't create big chances but we created pressure. Mason Greenwood had a big chance but sometimes that pressure doesn't come to anything. Of course, in the last few minutes we had to go gung-ho and they could have scored another.

"You want to go through but it's a long season. Everyone gave it a good go. I can't fault their attitude. We've got big games coming up and that's the decision we made.

"We're at the start of the season, we know it's going to be a long journey. Champions League, FA Cup, Premier League - we've got lots of games. We just keep doing what we're doing to try and get results. We've started the season OK, apart from being out of this cup, which isn't great. And we haven't had a good result in Europe but we'll be ready for Saturday."



 for the 

latest football news


source: SportMob

DISCLAIMER! Sportmob does not claim ownership of any of the pictures posted on this website. Again, we do not host pictures or videos ourselves. Our authors merely link to the rightful owner. Lastly, Sportmob have carefully considered and reviewed all of its content. Despite that, it is possible that some information might be out-dated or incomplete.