Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confident Manchester United will bounce back from Carabao Cup defeat by Man City when they host Norwich: ‘I’m sure we’ll get a reaction’
- Manchester United were outclassed by their neighbours on Tuesday night
- Manchester City won 3-1 at Old Trafford in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not want his players feeling sorry for themselves
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his players not to feel sorry for themselves after their crushing Carabao Cup defeat by Manchester City.
Man United face Norwich at Old Trafford on Saturday four days after losing 3-1 at home to City when they were outclassed by their neighbours.
But Solskjaer has challenged his team to pick themselves up as they set their sights on a top-four place in the Premier League.
Marcus Rashford reacts during Manchester United’s defeat by City on Tuesday night
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his players not to feel sorry for themselves
He said: ‘You’re disappointed when you lose a game against local rivals but which way is there to go? Do you feel sorry for yourself or knuckle down and get ready for the next one?
‘If you have players here, one of the worst traits a footballer can have is feeling sorry for yourself. You’re not in the right place.
‘The boys are focused but there is a disappointing feeling. It was the game we didn’t want and I’m sure we’ll get a reaction.’
United were outclassed by their neighbours in their Carbao Cup semi-final at Old Trafford
Asked if he needs the kind of siege mentality that Sir Alex Ferguson used to instill at United, Solskjaer added: ‘It’s not us against the world, it’s against Norwich. We’ve got to go game to game, improve and get results in the league.
‘There is the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup replay coming up as well. They are different competitions but we are ready and focused to play Norwich.
‘Every game is an opportunity. If City were here it would be an opportunity. You play in front of the best fans in the world, what’s not to like?’
David de Gea reacts as United concede a third goal in the first half of the first leg