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Solskjaer admits top four finish is ‘harder’ for Manchester United after 2-1 loss to Wolves

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat at Wolves makes it ‘harder’ for the club to finish in the Premier League’s top four.

Scott McTominay had given United the lead at Molineux, who finished with 10-men following Ashley Young’s dismissal, but goals from Diogo Jota and a Chris Smalling own goal consigned United to a second league defeat in three fixtures.

Defeat leaves United fifth, outside of the top four on goal difference having played a game more than the side’s around them, and manager Solskjaer admits the club face a difficult task to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

“We needed 15 points from seven games, now it is 15 from six – we don’t have room for many losses,” Solskjaer told his post-match press conference.

“It is harder than it was before, but we’re a very good team, so it will be difficult for the teams who play against us.”

United next face Spanish champions Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford on April 10.

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