Watch: Solskjaer’s stunned response to Harry Maguire claim after defeat
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was taken aback by a Harry Maguire claim after Manchester United‘s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.
Eric Bailly’s own goal gave City an early lead and Bernardo Silva capitalised on some poor defending to make it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time.
The Red Devils have become renowned for their comebacks under Solskjaer but didn’t even register a shot on target in the second half.
During a post-match interview, Maguire admitted that the players ‘lacked belief’ that they could recover from 1-0 down. Solskjaer looked visibly shocked when he was asked to respond to Maguire’s comments but then composed himself.
“It’s a big thing, we’re human beings,” Solskjaer said. “That’s our job now – my job – to work on, to make sure we go into the next game with the right mentality, a winners mentality and a positive mentality.
“Of course, when you play, you might lose belief when you can’t get to the ball. We couldn’t make the transitions that we’re so good at.”
Solskjær reacts to being told Harry Maguire said #mufc lacked belief against Man City #mulive [@stadiumastro] pic.twitter.com/sqEFIgm4d9
— utdreport (@utdreport) November 6, 2021
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