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‘We started too late’ Solskjaer laments Man Utd’s poor defending

Wed 09 December 2020 | 10:26

Red Devils were eliminated from the Champions League on their Tuesday match against RB Leipzig.

Manchester United

needed a draw from their match against

Leipzig

to reach the

Champions League

knock-out stage. However, the English side were defeated by Leipzig and crashed out of the tournament after a 3-2 result. After two early goals by Angelino and Amadou Haidara, Manchester United push to get an equalizer but were stunned by Leipzig’s third goal in the 80th minute. Two goals by Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba were not enough for the Red Devils to remain in the competition and Solskjaer’s team will continue their European campaign in the Europa League. In a post-match interview with BT Sport,

Solskjaer

has spoken about his team’s performance.

"We started too late,

"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."

Manchester United will play against Manchester City as their next

Premier League

game on Saturday.


source: SportMob