Solskjaer Reacts After Manchester United Champions League Exit

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his disappointment after the crashed out of the Uefa Champions League following a 3-2 loss to Leipzig.

Manchester United needed just a draw to qualify for the second round but they capitulated in the first half going down 3-0 in Germany.

Pogba and Fernandes reduced the deficit late in the game but it was too little too late as Leipzig ran out 3-2 winners.

Manchester United will now play in the Europa League.

“We didn’t perform well enough as a team,” he said.

“We knew they would come at us and put crosses in the box and, unfortunately, we conceded two goals and never got going.

“We just didn’t turn up until they scored the second goal – then we started playing.”

He praised his team’s fightback.

“They gave their all, I can’t fault anyone’s effort and we were close to getting the third, which would have been an achievement against a good Leipzig side,” he added.

Manchester United will hope to bounce back from the defeat as they face Manchester City in the Manchester derby on Saturday.

“As a footballer, you can’t feel sorry for yourself. You can do for a few minutes tonight, but that’s it. We have a massive game on Saturday and we need to focus on that.”

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