we didn’t deserve to lose – ole gunnar solskjaer

10:00    11 Mar 2019

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Juan Mata (left) and after defeat during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, first leg match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 12, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his team deserved more out of their 2-0 loss to Arsenal in a Premier League match on Sunday evening.

The Gunners became the first team to inflict a domestic defeat on ‘OGS’ since he took over the Red Devils in December 2018.

Goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw Arsenal to victory, avenged a 3-1 loss against United in the FA Cup in late January, and also allowed them take the initiative in the race for berths in next season’s UEFA Champions League.

United came into the game on the back of their miraculous turnaround against Paris Saint-Germain last midweek and Solskjaer wondered if the effects of that game played a role in their loss at the Emirates Stadium.

“We started slowly and maybe it was a backlash from Wednesday night [against PSG], I don't know,” said the Norwegian manager.

“Today we were lethargic in the first 10-15 minutes, we did not have the zip and we did not take the chances.

“But you cannot say it was a game we deserved to lose. We created chances, that's the thing. We created five big chances, we hit the woodwork twice.

“We created so many more chances today than, say for example, when we beat them in the FA Cup. We played a better game today than back then but that doesn't help when the result is like it is.

“When they get the first goal, it's a different game. The performance was good, the result was disappointing.”

United will return to action this coming weekend with a match away to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup quarterfinals.
 

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