Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that his team was disappointed after losing the Europa League final to Villarreal on Wednesday night.
United was beaten 11-10 on penalties in Gdansk and according to the Norwegian, they had a lot of lessons to pick from the loss as they didn’t turn up in a few stages of the game.
“It’s quiet, a disappointed dressing room. That’s football for you. Sometimes it’s decided on one kick – and that’s the difference between winning and losing. We have to learn from that one, not savor this feeling but taste this feeling and make sure we don’t get it again.
“We didn’t turn up. We didn’t play as well as we know we can. We started alright and they got the goal, their only shot on target. We were disappointed to concede a goal on a set play. We pushed, we pressed, we got a goal. After we scored we didn’t control the game or dominate as we wanted.
“They made it hard for us, they closed spaces. We had the majority of possession. They defended well. We didn’t create enough big chances. Now is not the time to point the finger at what I’d have done differently. But when you come out without the trophy you haven’t done everything right,” the Norwegian said after the game.
Solskjaer feels that despite the loss, United is getting better and promised that they will come back stronger in the coming season.
“We’re getting closer and closer and better. We were one kick away from a trophy and a good night. We have to have the desire to come back next year and improve. The only way to get the margins on your side is to work harder and better,” he added.