Nuno Espirito Santo: Wolves win over Manchester United means a lot

Nuno Espirito Santo: Wolves win over Manchester United means a lot

With an worldwide break meaning it will be two weeks before he gets his players back for a tricky Premier League clash vs. Watford at Old Trafford, he has time to ponder the challenge he faces to get United back on track and ensure something tangible is salvaged from a rollercoaster ride of a season. "Then if we had the possession, [it was] too comfortable - I think we played it too comfortable".

Under the caretaker boss, Man United managed to claw down the gap between then and the other top-four sides but this loss to the Gunners have shown them that they still need to fight hard.

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.

"You can look behind the result and say that was a good performance, but we didn't get what we deserved".

"We know we've played well against Arsenal last week and didn't get what we deserved, but today we got what we deserved because we never deserved to win this game".

United's second successive defeat brought an abrupt end to Solskjaer's honeymoon period, leading him to give his side an honest post-match appraisal.

"You can't sit down and sulk too long".

"Very disappointing tonight, though, that we're not in the semis".


"What was missing? Quite a lot really", Solskjaer said after the game.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United had their FA Cup hopes destroyed by Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"It means a lot, the FA Cup is the oldest competition there is, we played well and we achieved this with the incredible support of our fans, pushing us, believing in us, the noise was fantastic and we did it together", Nuno told a news conference.

"The noise was fantastic, so when you achieve something I see that we did it together".

"We did it with Liverpool, with Shrewsbury".

However it was not enough as Wolves ran out 2-0 victors in the quarter-final.

"What pleases me more is that as I walk down the steps there are people telling me they saw the 50s and the 60s and they are still coming".

"Because they did their part, the noise was incredible through the game".

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