Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed his team was unlucky after they were knocked out of Champions League by RB Leipzig.
Solskjaer said his team were not good enough on the night but were unlucky in the end not to level the game at 3-3 at the Red Bull Arena.
He told BT Sport: “There was great spirit and comeback but we started too late. You can’t give a team a 3-0 lead.
“I thought we were unlucky towards the end. The character and the effort was there.
“We weren’t good enough. In a difficult group we started well but the big turning point was the defeat to Istanbul. That’s where we lost points that we should have had.
“You can’t feel sorry for yourself. We have to focus on Saturday.”
The United legend took responsibility for his team’s defeat at Leipzig.
“We didn’t perform as a team well enough and that’s always the manager’s responsibility, to get everyone ready,” the United boss said.
Solskjaer also slammed Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola who said on eve of RB Leipzig clash: “(Pogba) is unhappy at Man Utd, he can’t manage to express himself like he wants to… He needs to change team.”
Pogba was named on the bench in Germany but came on and had a positive influence as United almost came from 3-0 down to earn a point, which would have been enough to qualify.
“The squad is fine – they’re a team and they stick together,” Solskjaer said.
“As soon as Paul’s agent realises this is a team sport and we work together, the better. That’s probably maybe the last thing I say on that. I don’t want to spend energy on that.”
When asked if Pogba is happy at the club, Solskjaer said: “You’ll have to ask Paul. I’m not going to speak for him. Paul’s focused on doing his best for the team. He’s working hard in training.
“Now is not the time to discuss ins and outs at the club.”
Meanwhile, United will now head into a derby against Manchester City on Saturday.