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Manchester United were not s*** against Arsenal - Solskjaer

17 March 2019

With that in mind, here is how we think Man United will line up against Wolves on Saturday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United "played well" in last weekend's defeat at Arsenal, despite seeing their 12-match unbeaten league run come to an end.

"With the Arsenal one, I'm very disappointed in the result but we can't look at the performance and say we were s**t because we weren't, to be honest and blunt, we weren't, we played well".

"It was a big step backwards I have got to say", said Solskjaer.

"We had decent dominance with the ball in the first half but that doesn't help if you give the ball away and they can counter".

Solskjaer can call on his first choice front six for the first time since that 0-2 defeat to Paris Saint Germain a month ago, during which Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard went off injured.

Diogo Jota celebrates scoring Wolves' second goal against Manchester United
Diogo Jota celebrates scoring Wolves second goal against Manchester United

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.

"This is the poorest we've played, but against a good team".

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.

And former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to claim victory and seal their spot in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday.

Asked if preventing City from completing a clean sweep would be an added bonus for United, the Serbia global midfielder told ESPN FC: "Of course". There are so many highlights to look forward to.

Manchester United were not s*** against Arsenal - Solskjaer