Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised that the team will bounce back after the international break following their shock FA Cup exit at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Red Devils were beaten 2-1 by Wolves in the quarterfinals, with the team displaying no teeth in its attack and had a game to forget. Except goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who made a string of excellent saves in the first half, the rest of the team were poor on the night.
Solksjaer, who admitted that the performance was a step backwards after their impressive showing in the last few months, promised that they would come back stronger after the international break.
“[We’ll be] ready to go again after [the] internationals,” he said, according to Goal. “Man United in April and May always find our form. We can’t wait for the challenge for this and big nights like when Barcelona come. We’ve got so many highlights to look forward to”.
“To the players who go away with international teams, go and enjoy, go and play as well as you can,” he told the club’s official site after the match.
“Some of them have been called back into a squad, maybe that gives them a boost, but we just need to come back recharged. “Whatever you are doing, if you have days off, or play with the national team, come back with a big smile, loads of energy and be ready for the league and Champions League.”
Two defeats in a row won’t sit well with Solskjaer but the international break comes at the right time for the manager as he can study the defeats more thoroughly and see where they have gone wrong.