Maguire: It wasn't good enough

Thu 28 January 2021 | 8:47

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has claimed that the team was not able to meet the expectations last night.

Manchester United

did not perform well last night, and they lost at home to Sheffield 2-1 and gave away three crucial points.

Harry Maguire

, who scored United's only goal with an accurate header, believes that his team did not play to the level they have had in recent weeks.

"It wasn't good enough, we didn't play to the level we have in recent weeks,"

Maguire said.

"We gave them two goals, now it's time to stand up and be counted because it's easy when you are winning football matches - when you lose it is about how quickly you bounce back.

"We started the game in full control. We have to do more, we made it hard for ourselves, got ourselves back in it and you can't lose it from there.

"We knew at half time the next goal would be crucial, we had great belief we could do that again We weren't good enough tonight and didn't play to a level we expect from ourselves."

The Red Devils’ boss,

Ole Gunnar

Solskjaer has also talked about last night defeat.

The Norwegian said:

"Disappointed, we couldn't get to the heights of the last few months' football we played. Very disappointing, we couldn't find a solution to their very compact block and good defense.

"Two wrong decisions, that's how it is, it's that kind of season, inconsistent and the referee missed those two.

"That little spark, that edge, we didn't have that extra creativity, imagination, the X factor we've had - it's happened, we look at it, agree it is not good enough and go again.

"We conceded a poor goal, lost the ball cheaply up the pitch, didn't get back in and tackle, didn't clear our lines and didn't get out to the ball quick enough and we were punished.

"There is no time to feel sorry for yourself because Saturday you go again, we have Arsenal, we have to forget this, learn from it and move on."

source: SportMob