Solskjaer's verdict on our 3-1 FA Cup defeat
"We win together and we lose together," says the boss, during our post-match interview at the King Power Stadium...
What’s your verdict on the game? Of course, we’re disappointed we’re out but probably it’s just the sum of all the factors and all the games we’ve played lately, all the injuries. I don’t want to make excuses but I try to find an explanation and an explanation is we had a few players coming back who have not really trained a lot. They’ve not played a while and others who have played a lot but lacked a little zip and energy that we normally see. We conceded easy goals we don’t normally concede and it’s difficult against a good team like Leicester. Was it disappointing to lose a goal to an error at the back? We want them to build from the back. We’ve been really solid and really good and built a foundation to play from, with what we’ve done. Of course, sometimes it goes wrong but that’s acceptable and everyone can make a mistake. We win together and we lose together, as a team. The goal was well constructed and nicely taken… A top goal and great to see Mason having that instinct again. It was a good finish and good by Paul, Donny creates the goal without even touching it. It was clever and something to build on. There were positive moments as well and it’s great to see Paul and Donny back on the pitch and Edi back and Anto completed 90 minutes. It means a lot for the next two months. The manner of goals we let in was unusual considering our run of late… That’s, as I say, all the games we’ve got. Normally we don’t get one-two’d. We get back and get a tackle normally but we don’t have that zip. Without making excuses for the boys, that’s the explanation. We found our levels, not our sharpness tonight. Sometimes the Thursday nights in Europe, they catch up with you. We’ve played midweek throughout the whole season really so was it bound to catch up with us? I think so. I’m not going to make an excuse of it. I want to build a squad and have a team and a squad that can manage that. We’ve done fantastically over the last three or four months, I have to say the run we’ve been on is due to and down to the players and all the preparation and work they’ve done. Unfortunately, tonight it caught up with us. An international break now, although some players will be representing their countries… A change of scenery. Some go away with the national team-mates and some stay here and train. They’ve been at Carrington every single day, working together and training together every single day. So a change of scenery will do some of them good. They’ll come back for Easter Sunday and be ready to go again.