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Solskjaer eager to move on from Arsenal defeat

10th March 2019, 19:43 by James Mason

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to forget about Sunday's loss to Arsenal as quickly as possible.

After the enormity of getting past Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday, United were brought back down to earth by a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Gunners at the Emirates.

Granit Xhaka's first-half strike and a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty in the 69th minute helped Arsenal claim all three points and leapfrog the Red Devils into fourth place in the Premier League.

Solskjaer, who tasted defeat for the first time domestically since being placed in temporary charge, says it was a frustrating result but he is urging his side to turn their attentions to the FA Cup clash with Wolves next.

He told Sky Sports: "We started slowly, maybe a backlash from Wednesday night, but we created chances and when they get the first goal it becomes a different game.

"We created so many more chances today than when we beat them in the FA Cup. Sometimes it happens, we hit the woodwork twice and had five very big chances ourselves.

"The referee will be disappointed when he sees it as I don't think it is a penalty.

"We just had to go for it towards the end, but we were not really at it and it is one of those days where you have to dust yourselves down from. We have Wolves in the cup quarter-finals and it's a big game to look forward to."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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