Thursday April 29 2021
Solskjaer: 'United got ourselves together'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United lost their way in the first half against Roma, but ‘got ourselves together’ to win the Europa League semi-final 6-2.

The Giallorossi had been 2-1 up at half-time only to crumble after the break at Old Trafford.

“No I don't feel the job is done but it was a good job done. We did well but we know they have quality,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.

“They scored two goals from the two chances we gave them. They didn't have loads of chances against Ajax. The second half was very good.

“The character showed that they came back and didn't lose their heads. Maybe five or 10 minutes at the end of the first half, we didn't look great but we got ourselves together. The two goals are junior, schoolboy errors that shouldn't happen at this level.”

The manager also defended his decision to initially leave Mason Greenwood on the bench, especially as he did score as a substitute, and hit out at the BT Sport pundits.

“It's easy up there thinking who should play... but who should not play? That's a very good team, it worked really good against Tottenham.

“Greenwood should be disappointed not to be playing but it's about balance. Maybe those two should try to leave players out and pick a team with balance.

“We know we have got creative players who can create big moments. Paul Pogba's position today was very good in that position, he's allowed some freedom. He's got the foundation behind him. The difference today is we took most of our chances.”