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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reason for Manchester United’s EFL Cup loss to West Ham

Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained what went wrong in the team’s EFL Cup loss to West Ham United.

After Cristiano Ronaldo returned, many believed that Manchester United will finally be able to win trophies this season. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had just lost a shot at one in the hands of West Ham in the Carabao Cup.

Despite the absence of Ronaldo, Manchester United still managed to take a whopping 27 shots against the Hammers. However, none of them hit the back of the net and the Red Devils ended up losing 0-1.

Evaluating Manchester United’s performance, Solskjaer stressed that the “slow start” took a toll on them as the team never managed to gain control since then.

Mason Greenwood was the lone Manchester United player who almost scored a goal but to no avail.

“Lacking a goal, a slow start again and that needs addressing,” the manager said after the game via Goal. “They [West Ham] got a goal and after that we played well for long periods, gave it a go and stats don’t mean anything. When you have 27 shots (it means) the boys have given it a go. I wasn’t pleased with the start, no, but we can’t find ourselves in these situations and expect to get wins, we need to start games better.”

“Mason Greenwood came on and had a good one but sometimes the pressure does not come to anything,” he added. “He made a positive impact, he was fresh and sharp but it was too little too late. The last six or seven minutes we were going gung-ho and they could have scored a couple.”