Solskjaer delivers his verdict on the defeat
In our interview, Ole explains his opinion that United lacked quality at crucial times in the game...
What's your overall view? "We had a lack of quality at times in front of goal. I thought we started well and opened them up with Dan James down the side, but we couldn't get the important first goal. Then after 15 or 20 minutes, the game settled down and I thought they grew into it. It became a 50/50 match and you thought whoever would get the first goal would win this. They got it from a moment of magic by Josh." It was the worst time to concede... "Yeah, just before half-time. I am not sure if it was a foul just in front of us, on Victor, but it doesn't matter. We should have stopped the ball into Callum Wilson and stopped the ball into Josh King. We should have kept him facing the wrong way, but you have got to say well done to the kid because it is a quality goal." Was it just one of those days? "You can't really say 'one of those days' because it has been too often now away from home. It was not too far away but the quality was not there when we needed it in the finish, in the pass and in the run. So it is disappointing that we could not get the goal." Did you feel that a goal was coming? "I felt we built some pressure, but I thought they defended well so it was going to be a mistake or a moment of quality - a touch, a dribble or a shot from us - but it just didn't happen." Could you see any sign of tiredness? "I don't think tiredness came into it. I thought we started well. When you play on a Wednesday night, how do we start a game? We started well. We just didn't get the first goal and that is so important in a game like this." Is it about recovery now? "You have got to react, you have got to recover. Thursday night, we have got a chance to qualify for the latter stages in Europe so that is a big game for us. Then we have got Brighton at home, so two more games before a little international break again."