Published: Thu, April 04, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Scott McTominay was Manchester United’s bright spot in Wolves defeat

Scott McTominay was Manchester United’s bright spot in Wolves defeat

Man United newly appointed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expressed disappointment in the 2-1 away loss to Wolves on Tuesday night.

Scott McTominay's first United goal put the visitors ahead but Fred's mistake allowed Diogo Jota to level in the first half and Ashley Young was sent off mid-way through the second half for two bookings in five minutes.

In spite of a spirited team performance from United, Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolves team turned the game on its head thanks to an equaliser from Diogo Jota and an unfortunate own goal from Chris Smalling.

United remain fifth in the Premier League, behind Tottenham on goal difference, with six games left and face Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final first leg next week.

"It is a hard run but we are a very good team so it will be hard for those who play against us", said Solskjaer.

"For 10 minutes after they equalised we seemed flustered but then we got back into it and but for their keeper we should have won this game".

"It was a very good start, we should have been 3-0 up and we created our own downfall really", said Solskjaer.

A run of three defeats in four games in all competitions has seen United lose ground at a crucial time of the season but Solskjaer was still satisfied with the way his side performed. That's football. It's not like maths.

'Of course, it was against a great team, but we want to do our job and we are very happy with the result'.

"I'm pleased with the performance, that's what is important".

"It was probably a bad decision [from Young] but in the heat of the moment he reached the ball but it was just a little bit too high".

"The decision to give Solskjaer the job full-time, I think it's a insane, crazy decision, particularly now before the end of the season", he said to talkSPORT on Tuesday night. "It made it more hard". "Honestly, I don't think Pogba will be at Old Trafford next season", affirmed Ince in the Manchester Evening News.

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