Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted his side “were not good enough” after the Red Devils lost 3-2 to RB Leipzig on Tuesday, night and dropped to the Europa League.
Conceding two goals, in 15 minutes was not the start United would have wanted in a game they needed only a draw to secure qualification for the Round of 16 of the champions league.
However, that was not the case as goals from Angelino,Amadou Haidara and a third 20 minutes before time,courtesy mix up between Harry Maguire and David de Gea, one that allowed Justin Kluivert to increase the host tally and rendering Bruno Fernandez penalty goal and Paul pogba late goal of no effect.
“We started too late. Great spirit and comeback again,” Solskjaer remarked to BT Sport (quoted by BBC Sport). “It’s different to the Premier League, you can’t give a team a three-goal lead and expect to come back. We were unlucky towards the end and you almost thought it was in at the last minute there.
“Of course you can’t say we were good enough, we weren’t. In a difficult group of course, the big defeat for us was the one away to Istanbul – that’s where we lost the points we should have had.
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“Today we were close but we had to defend crosses and balls into the box and we just couldn’t clear them. As a footballer, you can’t feel sorry for yourself. You feel sorry for a few minutes tonight and then we focus on a massive game on Saturday.”
The other Group H match between PSG and Istanbul Baseksahir was abandoned following a racial Abuse by an official on the Turkish club assistant coach Pierre Wobe, with players of both teams walking out of the pitch in protest.