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Solskjaer insists Man Utd are 'focused' on getting a 'reaction' following Man City defeat

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he hopes to see a ‘reaction’ against Norwich this weekend, insisting his players are ‘focused’ despite their disappointing midweek defeat to Manchester City.

Solskjaer’s side were comfortably beaten 3-1 by their city rivals in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, Manchester United overwhelmed by the visitors who scored three times in the first half without reply.


United host relegation-threatened Norwich this weekend as they look to bounce back from what was a poor performance, and Solskjaer says his side are focused on producing a positive result as they look to continue their push towards a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.

“Of course you’re disappointed when you lose a game against your local rivals,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference.

“But which way is there to go? Do you feel sorry for yourself or do you knuckle down and get ready for the next one?

“One of the worst traits a footballer can have is feeling sorry for himself. The boys have been focused.

“It’s been a disappointing feeling because we know that wasn’t the game we wanted but that’s football and I’m sure we’ll get a reaction tomorrow.”

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