Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United were beaten by Wolves (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reserved praise for ‘excellent’ Scott McTominay after Manchester United’s defeat to Wolves.
McTominay scored United’s opener in the Premier League clash on Tuesday evening with a crisp strike past Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
But despite taking the lead, United suffered a damaging defeat as Diogo Jota’s strike and a Chris Smalling own goal turned the game around.
The result means United remain in fifth and could drop to sixth on Wednesday if Chelsea beat Brighton at home.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the loss, Solskjaer said: ‘I think we played some fantastic stuff, first 20 minutes we should have been two or three up and I’m not exaggerating.
‘We didn’t pounce on big moments in the game. Scott McTominay played really well tonight, he’s been excellent.
‘He gave us a goal threat, energy and legs – very pleased with him.
‘There’s a couple of mistakes from us. We gave them that first goal, we have to be honest.’
Scott McTominay had given the Red Devils a first-half lead (Picture: Getty)Ashley Young was sent off for two yellow card offences and the United boss added: ‘When you’re on a yellow and you go in you’re always in danger of getting another one.
‘He hit the ball but followed through and hit him. It’s a yellow card.
‘At 10 men it’s hard but we had to keep the ball. We didn’t want them to put pressure on us.
‘They scored with their first chance after the sending off and you have to give them credit for that.
‘Very disappointed with the result but pleased with the performance up until 75 mins. An excellent performance from the boys.’
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, meanwhile, said: ‘A good performance. We were having trouble with their shape and they scored.
‘It was a fantastic reaction, we managed the game better. It makes me proud to do it against such a good team.
‘The most pleasing thing was the reaction to conceding the goal.’
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