Solskjaer reveals why he’s pleased despite 4-2 defeat to QPR

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Manchester United were beaten by QPR 4-2 in a pre-season game on Saturday.

Despite an early goal scored by Jesse Lingard, Manchester United were still dealt a surprise 4-2 defeat.

QPR came from one down and were leading 4-1, before youngster Anthony Elanga scored a consolation goal to make it 4-2.

Speaking after the game, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he was pleased with the performance of the youngsters after going down.

Solskjaer told MUTV after the match: “You’re never happy when you concede goals but [it was] a good exercise again, good learning for some of the young ones.

“It’s a check where we are, and a test where we are for the older and more experienced ones as well.

“Towards the end, I enjoyed the football the kids played. They conceded a few goals and could have crumbled but they got hold of the ball and scored a very good goal.”

Manchester United’s next pre-season game is against Brentford on 28 July, before a trip to Preston North End three days later and then Everton on 7 August at Old Trafford.

Manchester United start the season with a home game against Leeds United on August 14th.