Gary Neville reveals the Solskjaer mistake that cost Manchester United

Manchester United were beaten 3-1 by Leicester City away at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

United were favourites heading into the clash, but failed to take a step further in the FA Cup.

The FA Cup represented a huge chance for United to win a trophy, and a draw against Southampton in the semi-final would have represented an easier route to the final.

United legend Gary Neville was disappointed with Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to rotate his team for this game, and he believes that it costed the team an opportunity to win a trophy this season.

“Been a good week, not surprising they go to Milan and do what they did because they are good away from home,” he told the Gary Neville podcast with Sky Sports.

“Beating West Ham last week, and then I’m surprised that the team has been rotated so much.

“I know he has been doing that, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but this was a real chance. You think about the semi final draw that occurred at half time in that game, which meant the winner played Southampton.

“It’s not a gimmy against Southampton in the semi final by any stretch of the imagination but what an opportunity. And I do think believe that group of players need to win a trophy under Solskjaer.

“Yes, of course, finishing second would be the priority at the start of the season and winning a trophy will now be the priority with that, they only have the Europa League left but that was a real good one today.

“They have a decent record at Leicester and I was in the car listening to the game, get back from behind and think ‘here we go’ not surprised with United away from home – but then that second and third goes in and it’s a massive missed opportunity.”