Wolves loss is 'step backwards' for United, says Solskjaer

Wolves loss is 'step backwards' for United, says Solskjaer

United now have two weeks before they next play with the upcoming worldwide break.

Under the caretaker boss, Man United managed to claw down the gap between then and the other top-four sides but this loss to the Gunners have shown them that they still need to fight hard.

"We were very disappointed in the result, but we can't look at the performance and say we were s***, because we weren't, to be honest, and blunt, we weren't".

"This is the poorest we've played, but against a good team".

"Then we will be ready to push again because we're in a great position in the league, we're in the Champions League". "We allowed them possession of the ball but tried to recover in the right areas".

Should United win at Molineux on Saturday night, it would take Solskjaer's record as manager to 15 wins from 19 games.

"You can't sit down and sulk too long".

United thought were down to ten men after the referee initially gave Victor Lindelöf a red card for a sliding tackle on Jota, but the referee's decision was overturned by the Video Assistant Referee.

True, they remain in the Champions League following a remarkable fightback against Paris Saint-Germain, but with Barcelona looming in the quarterfinals, only the staunchest Solskjaer loyalist would argue that European glory would have been easier to clinch than the FA Cup.

"It means a lot, the FA Cup is the oldest competition there is, we played well and we achieved this with the wonderful support of our fans, pushing us, believing in us, the noise was fantastic and we did it together", Nuno told a news conference.

"We did it with Liverpool, with Shrewsbury".

"It is where we all want to be, in two years the club has gone a long way, we are all pulling in one direction, it is an wonderful night for everyone".

Second-half goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota have sent Nuno Espirito Santo's side through to the last four, where they will face Watford, Manchester City, or the winners of Sunday's last quarter-final between Millwall and Brighton.

"What pleases me more is as I walk down the stands there are people saying that they saw the 50s and 60s and they are still coming to the stadium", he said. "The atmosphere was fantastic".

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