Solskjaer rues poor finishing as Man Utd slide to Europa League conquer


The Red Devils boss believed his side generated enough chances to have won the match professionally

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated Manchester United made life difficult for themselves with unsuccessful finishing against Sevilla from the Europa League semi-finals.

A 2-1 defeat in Cologne  attracted United’s season to a disappointing ending in their supervisor’s perspective.

He stated that there were”tired legs, tired minds” about the pitch at the final phases, after Luuk de Jong poached Sevilla’s 78th-minute winner.

“It is among these that in the event that you take your opportunities you win ,” Solskjaer informed BT Sport.

“However, that is not necessarily true in soccer. We’d spells and moments in both halves at which we ought to have, may have, scored quite a few.

“However, when you do not take them it is likely to be tough. We have got a young group — we had three years now less than those — and I believed in certain charms now we revealed this team of players might need to learn and find the consistency in their play”

Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford all handed up great opportunities, together with United’s goal coming out of an Bruno Fernandes penalty in the ninth minute.

Suso equalised shortly after, with De Jong using poor defending to score the close-range winner later in the match.

This means United have now been removed this year in the semi-final point at the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League — the first English top-flight facet to endure that fate.

United director Solskjaer stated his group were”scintillating occasionally” and applauded the operation of Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, who left one top-class rescue after another. 

“The protagonist’s had a wonderful match,” Solskjaer explained. “Obviously it is disappointing we do not score because we understand we have got players who have got that caliber, but again, that is the game”

He believed Fernandes must have needed a second punishment when he had been bundled over at a point, and lamented the Sevilla aims both arriving out of crosses that United couldn’t manage.

Fernandes has decided because his birth from Sporting in the end of January, together with United surging to third in the Premier League and keeping their European conduct till they hit this stumbling block.

Solskjaer said he’d want to strengthen his team through the close-season break but stressed:”We have come a ways from where we had been in February.”


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