Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United are ‘quick’ after their Premier League season began with a humiliating residence defeat to Crystal Palace.
United have been humbled 3-1 by Palace amid mounting fan disgruntlement over their lack of switch exercise and their solely summer time signing, Donny van de Beek, began on the bench.
There have been 34 days between United’s Europa League semi-final defeat to Sevilla and the go to of Palace and Solskjaer named common regulars Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Mason Greenwood on the bench. Paul Pogba performed for simply over an hour earlier than he was substituted.
Van de Beek emerged to attain on his debut however Palace have been worthy victors and the previous United winger Wilfried Zaha was the guests’ matchwinner with two targets. Zaha was the final specialist proper winger United signed and the place, recognized as a precedence this window, has not been bolstered and Solskjaer chosen Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Daniel James on that flank.
“You possibly can see we’re quick they usually deserved the factors,” Solskjaer stated. “They have been sharper than us in challenges, tackles. We began off slowly and that had a knock-on impact for the remainder of the sport once they bought the primary purpose.
“We had a protracted season final season and we did not end till August 16 and we’ve not had sufficient preparation time to be sharper. We have labored laborious with those who’ve been right here, there have been a couple of gamers away on internationals.
“I spoke to Roy [Hodgson] and he stated that they had 4 friendlies and this was their third aggressive sport, and it’s a massive distinction to our one towards Aston Villa final week.
“You need to benefit from the time you’ve got and we’ve already began taking part in catch-up, in fact, and it confirmed. However we’ll enhance shortly, hopefully faster than we have seen right this moment. Immediately was a efficiency that you simply don’t see fairly often from these gamers as a result of these gamers are higher than that.
“We will play so significantly better than right this moment. In case you have a look at the gamers we had on the pitch and on the bench and never right here right this moment, we’ve to look inside first and have a look at ourselves and know we are able to carry out higher.
“However we’re all the time seeking to enhance if there’s something on the market that’s accessible on the proper worth. We all the time need to strengthen. However we are able to all look ourselves within the mirror, as an alternative.”