Solskjaer Surprised by Harry Maguire’s claim after Man Utd’s defeat to City

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has expressed surprise at his captain Harry Maguire’s claim that the Red Devils’ lacked belief’ during their Premier League derby 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

Man City completely outclassed Man United at Old Trafford as Eric Bailly’s own goal and Bernardo Silva’s strike gave Pep Guardiola’s side all three points against the host.

Speaking during one of his post-match press conferences, Solskjaer was asked if it is a ‘worry’ that some of his players admitted they ‘lacked belief’ during Man United’s defeat to Man City.

But the Norwegian responded as quoted by Metro UK answered; “Have they said they lacked belief?’

The interviewer then replied: “[Harry] Maguire just said that in the second half, the team or certain players lacked the belief that they could do it.

“I know psychology is important to you, so how much of a worry is that and how can you address that?”

Appearing to accept the judgment, Solskjaer then said: “It is a big thing, we are human beings.

“It is my job now to work on going into the next game with the right mentality, a winner’s mentality, and a more positive mentality.

“Of course, when you play, you might lose belief during the game when you can’t get to the ball. These transitions that we are so good at, we just couldn’t get enough of them.”

Man United will now take on Watford after the international break in their next Premier League tie.