Manchester United’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Wolves is a “big step backwards”, says interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Wolves dominated a lacklustre United in a convincing 2-1 victory at Molineux.
It is the first time United have lost back-to-back games since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December, having also been beaten by Arsenal in the Premier League last Sunday.
“This was the poorest we’ve played,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport.
“We started too slowly and played into their hands. Our possession wasn’t bright enough and quick enough, so it’s disappointing.”
The visitors created little of note until Marcus Rashford’s 95th-minute consolation goal and needed several fine saves from Sergio Romero to deny Wolves before Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota scored in quick succession.
“I didn’t think we had enough quality in the last third, enough combination play,” added Solskjaer.
“We had decent dominance with the ball in the first half but that doesn’t help if you give the ball away and they can counter.
“This was a big step backwards, mainly because of the quality of the possession and the passing.
“We’ve had a great run and now we’ve had two defeats. Against Arsenal we just couldn’t score, and this was poor.”
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