How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Reacted To The PSG Defeat

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Manchester United’s brilliant run of games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came to a halt, as PSG were able to defeat them 2-0 during the Champions League clash at Old Trafford.

Goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe spelled out the loss for the Red Devils, who also had to make do with the suspension of Paul Pogba late into the game.

The defeat was the first one in 12 games for the Norwegian gaffer, and being on the losing side is not a feeling he is accustomed to with the Mancunians.

When quizzed about the loss by BT Sport after the full-time whistle, the interim manager had this to say: “It looked like a game that we thought was going to be – first half both teams looked at each other and there wasn’t much in it.

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“Then the first goal, when they got that one, it was a poor goal to give away from set plays and then they got the momentum, they started to control the game, they had the experience to play out.”

He went on to add: “You can see that we’ve not played games at this level for a while, and we have to learn from this experience because it was one that could have gone either way. It’s not going to be a season-defining one for us it has to be one that we learn from.”

At the same time, the resilience of the gaffer was also on display, as he had this to say about the away fixture which the journalist compared to a difficult mountain: “Yeah but mountains are there to be climbed, aren’t they? You can’t lay down and say ‘this is over’.

“We are going to have to go down there, believe in ourselves, play a good game, improve from today obviously. But today of course was a kind of a reality check from the level of the top teams.”