Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heartened by Man United display against Arsenal despite defeat

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2019

Solskjaer, who had previously also not lost an away game since becoming interim boss at Old Trafford, was criticised for his tactics in north London while some claimed his players seemed exhausted following their dramatic Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain five days earlier.

Let's start with a fresh blow as Solskjaer confirmed that Romelu Lukaku is a doubt for Man Utd's trip to Wolves tomorrow after suffering a foot injury during last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Arsenal.

"You're always measured on results but we played a good game against Arsenal - we have played so much worse and won games".

"We weren't s--!" he said.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is struggling to make their FA Cup clash with Wolves on Saturday.

'We've played so much worse and won games and that's the odd thing when you're a manager; you can look behind the result and say that was a good performance but didn't get what we deserved. You can look behind the result and say that was a good performance that didn't get what it deserved.

"We're still getting players [back]". However, despite this uncertainty, there is hope that the Belgian will be back in time to play a part in the club's Champions League quarter final on April 9th or 10th.

"We narrow the focus and it's now about winning trophies and making use of the squad".

Interestingly, with Lukaku missing in action against Wolves, Man United's boss Ole Solskjaer is expected to return to a 4-4-2 formation that will see Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford play in attack. They've been training better this week so Jesse [Lingard] and Ander [Herrera] have been training. 'Phil Jones is back, there have been so many players out.

Solskjaer also provided an update on Alexis Sanchez and revealed the attacker is due to return from Barcelona on Sunday where he's been undergoing treatment for a knee injury that he picked up against Southampton earlier this month.

"You've got to ask him", said Ole, when pushed on whether he thinks the former England star will venture into management again. "He's been seeing his people in Barcelona".

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