Solskjaer Personally Consoled Manchester United Star Post FA Cup Elimination

Manchester United's Paul Pogba with teammate Luke Shaw.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer personally consoled Luke Shaw following Manchester United’s exit from the FA Cup.

The Red Devils succumbed to a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wolves, which ended their best chance of attaining some silverware this season.

The winning goal, which eventually proved to be decisive following Marcus Rashford’s late strike, was scored by Diogo Jota, who did receive some help from Manchester United‘s young left-back, Luke Shaw.

The Englishman carelessly lost possession, handing Wolves the chance to launch a counter-attack, wherein Jota effortless dribbled past the 23-year-old to beat goalkeeper Sergio Romero at near post.

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After the full-time whistle, Solskjaer was seen heading straight towards Shaw after entering the tunnel, so as to personally speak to the young defender, report Manchester Evening News.

While Shaw was clearly dejected, Ole reassured the player, which led to the former Southampton starlet breaking into a smile despite his team’s elimination from the competition.

Solskjaer did reveal that he was stern with his players in the dressing room after the game, as he admitted the following in his post-match interview: “The truth, I told them, not you. But, of course, you can’t sit down and sulk too long.”

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Further speaking about his team’s performance on the night, he added: “We’re disappointed, everybody is disappointed, but we’ve got to look forward and put behind the result today. Today we got what we deserved because we never deserved to win this game.

“It was a big step backwards. That’s the poorest performance since I came here, a lack of urgency forward, lack of forward passing, lack of regains, the international break sometimes come in handy and maybe now we would have loved to play again and and put it right.

“But hopefully some will have good experiences with the national teams, some will have a few days off, train hard here and get ready to push again.”