Manchester United started the Champions League campaign with a surprise defeat, as Young Boys came from behind to beat United 2-1 away in Switzerland.
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a 13th minute goal, and it looked like United will run away with this victory. However, a red card to Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the 35th minute changed the context of the game.
With United aiming to settle for a point, Jesse Lingard’s poor back pass allowed Jordan Siebatcheu score the winner in the last kick of the game.
It was a brutal error from the 28-year-old and it cost the team badly.
Speaking after the game, Solskjaer chose not to blame Lingard for his errors and backed the team to bounce back.
“That’s football. People make mistakes, we’re not blaming Jesse,” Solskjaer said.
“I’m sure everyone on that pitch today has made a mistake. I’m sure Jesse will pick himself up.
“It’s the first game in the group. We’ve got many games to bounce back and we must do. We’ll try and pick up three points in our next game and build momentum from there.
“We started the second half well. I think the changes helped us defend crosses a lot better. We couldn’t really control the box with a back four. They didn’t really have any major chances. It’s disappointing to take at the end.”