- Paul Pogba feels Solskjaer's set up against Man City cost them the game
- Man United crashed out of the EFL Cup at the semifinal stage
- The Red Devils have failed to progress beyond the last four stages in the last four competitions
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Paul Pogba says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must be held responsible for Manchester United's EFL Cup defeat to Manchester City earlier this week.
A goal each from John Stones and Fernandinho in the second half of their encounter helped the Citizens set up a final with Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur on April 25.
The Red Devils endured the same fate last season after being dumped out of three cup competitions last campaign, meaning their torrid form continues.
Pogba was said to have aimed a dig at the Norwegian-born tactician over his setup on the night, insisting it was “details and set-pieces” which cost United. He was quoted by Daily Star saying:
“It is about details. Details make the difference all of the time and now when it is big games like this, it is details and at set-pieces, we lost [from]. We have to learn because it is not the first time. We have to learn.
“We have to get through this as well. Then after this there is big games coming up so after tonight we go again.”
United were also beaten by City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals last season, coming before further last-four exits at the hands of Chelsea and Sevilla in the FA Cup and Europa League respectively.
Pogba admits it is a major disappointment to have missed out on another cup final while issuing a rallying cry to his team-mates to “do better” in the future.
“Of course [it is disappointing] because it's not the first one as well against City at home.
“We are disappointed with the result, obviously, with the two goals from set-pieces. And after you know it can go both ways. We lost today and it's not the first one, like I said.
“It's very annoying to lose because there's always a trophy behind all of this and we have to do better. We have to do better for sure.”
The Red Devils now turn their attention to the FA Cup, with Championship outfit Watford due to visit Old Trafford in the third round of the competition on Saturday.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Paul Pogba's dream of contending for the EFL Cup came to an end after Manchester United suffered a 2-0 defeat to city rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford earlier this week.
Two second-half goals from John Stones and Fernandinho propelled Pep Guardiola's men to the final of the cup competition for the fourth straight time.
The Spanish-born manager will face a long time foe, Jose Mourinho, as they battle to win their first title this campaign and City will hope to equal Liverpool record of eight titles.
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