Solskjaer unhappy with Man United’s attack as Martial, Lingard fire blanks in Wolves defeat

Solskjaer unhappy with Man United’s attack as Martial, Lingard fire blanks in Wolves defeat

- Solskjaer is unhappy as Manchester United were bundled out of the FA Cup after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Wolves

- Rashford scored United's solitary goal in the second-half which was unable to help the Red Devils

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now blamed his attack line for failing to be clinical upfront

Manchester United interim boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has criticized his side's attacking play after being bundled out of the FA Cup by Wolves.

United suffered a 2-1 defeat on Saturday night, March 16, to the Nuno Espirito Santo-tutored side to exit the competition.

This was one of the Red Devils' worst performance since Solskjaer succeeded Jose Mourinho back in December, as a lethargic first half saw them fall behind to two goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota.

However, Marcus Rashford struck late to gift the visitors a consolation, with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard all firing blanks.

The Old Trafford outfit has now suffered back-to-back defeats, with the Norwegian tactician admitting his side lacked enough quality upfront.

Solskjaer, who was clearly unhappy with the link-up play in the attacking trio of Rashford, Martial and Lingard observed that United started the game slowly.

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"Our possession wasn’t bright enough and quick enough, so it’s disappointing. I didn’t think we had enough quality in the last third, enough combination play," he told BBC Sport.
"We had decent dominance with the ball in the first half but that doesn’t help if you give the ball away and they can counter. This was a big step backwards, mainly because of the quality of the possession and the passing," he added.

The FA Cup was one of the realistic chance United had to lift a silverware this season even as they battle for a top four finish.

They have been drawn against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League quarter finals and will be hoping to go further in the tournament for a chance to win the European title.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Wolves vs Man United saw the home-side cruise to a 2-1 victory in the FA Cup quarter-final clash on Saturday, March 16, at the Molineux Stadium to reach the semi-finals.

The encounter saw the Red Devils makes four changes from the squad that lost to Arsenal in last weekend’s Premier League tie with shot-stopper Sergio Romero alongside the trio of Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera earn at starting XI spot.

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