Bale: Manchester United boss Solskjaer fails to rule out move

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United Wolves FA Cup

Michael Regan

Speaking to reporters, Solskjaer spoke and referenced his former manager, United great Sir Alex Ferguson, saying: "It's the not squeaky bum time like the gaffer used to say but it tightens up and April and May at Manchester United is when we narrow the focus and it's now about winning trophies, making use of the squad". There's so many factors you need to think about when you sign players. We've got to go again.

"So there's so many things that we need to think about".

Manchester United were convincingly beaten 2-1 by Wolves on Saturday night in the FA Cup and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were very bad.

The defeat at Arsenal last weekend was in fact the Red Devils' first domestic loss under Solskjaer, ending a run of nine straight away wins.

Solskjaer will hope it is just a temporary slump, but the fight is now right on for the top four and Champions League opponents Barcelona will not lose a wink of sleep after watching United here.

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But after being lauded for his impact since replacing Jose Mourinho in mid-December, the painful truth for Solskjaer is that this latest United performance was as poor as anything they produced under his predecessor this season.

Wolves are an impressive side - probably the best of the rest outside the Premier League's top six - and Nuno Espirito Santo's players were fully deserving of the 2-1 victory, secured by second-half Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota goals, which confirmed the club's first FA Cup semifinal place for 21 years.

There have also been wins at Chelsea, Tottenham and PSG in recent months, so the suggestion that Solskjaer has got lucky has naturally worn thin.

"We've got so much to play for".

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