Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that the officials in charge of our match against RB Leipzig on Tuesday were partly responsible for the loss.
United were beaten 3-2 by the Bundesliga side, to dump the club into the Europa League, but in the build up to Leipzig’s second goal, there appeared to have been a slight shove on Alex Telles.
Speaking after the match, Solskjaer admitted his side were not good enough initially, and recalled the incident, claiming his players were not ‘street wise’ enough.
He said, “We know that everyone wants to be up for a game like this, everyone’s ready for a game like this.
“The season we are playing and the demands on the players, sometimes it takes them 10 or 15 minutes to get going. Today, they scored two good goals, maybe the referee should have done something for the second one when Alex (Telles) gets pushed in the back, maybe we were not streetwise enough.
“Maybe he should have dropped and fallen on the floor, because he gets pushed in the back. The first one is something we prepared for and was not good enough. I look back and look at this season and look at the players and actually admire them for being as ready as they are at times.
“Today, it didn’t work for us. It is a difficult season, there are difficult circumstances this year and we were up for it. And the character and effort I can’t fault.”
Solskjaer will hope his side can draw some inspiration from their recent run of wins in the Premier League, to beat local rivals, Manchester city when we meet them this weekend.