Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called Manchester United’s 2-0 dwelling loss to Paris St-Germain within the final 16 of the Champions League a “actuality check” but insisted “mountains are there to be climbed”.
Dilapidated United winger Angel di Maria supplied the assists for wishes scored by Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe.
Duration in-between boss Solskjaer urged BT Sport: “You cannot lay down and insist it’s over.”
United midfielder Paul Pogba modified into once despatched off within the final minute of not original time for a 2d bookable offence.
Man Utd face tall project after first-leg loss to PSG
This modified into once Solskjaer’s first defeat as interval in-between boss after winning 10 of his first 11 games since taking on from Jose Mourinho in December.
“Lately modified into once a roughly a actuality check on the stage of the tip groups,” he added.
“That is the stage we’re searching to ranking to. High four is one ingredient. United wishes to be on the tip. They are a high body of workers. [Our players] know we’ve to step up our stage. We’re upset.”
Neither facet impressed within the first half of, which ended on a negative exhibit for Solskjaer when attacking duo Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial came off injured.
“We had quality gamers come on, but they gave us one thing and let’s hope they produce now not appear to be too severe,” he said about the pair. “They are muscle injuries; we’ve to wait a couple of days.”
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Eight minutes after the restart defender Kimpembe volleyed in from terminate vary before France World Cup winner Mbappe added to the misery with a terminate-vary shot within the sixtieth minute. Solskjaer later said that Kimpembe must aloof were despatched off for a anxiousness on Marcus Rashford.
And within the final moments of the match, Pogba, who has scored 13 wishes and supplied nine assists this season, modified into once despatched off when a rough anxiousness on Dani Alves earned him a 2d booking. He’ll miss the match in Paris.
“There may possibly be a dedication within the dressing room to do that factual,” Solskjaer said, taking a detect ahead to the away leg on 6 March.
“We’re going to be in a position to give it a jog. If we ranking to half of-time with a one-scheme lead, that’s what we’ve to scheme for.”