As Manchester United’s lifeless derby defeat placed additional pressure on the under-fire manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described the humiliating loss to Manchester City as “a major step backwards.”
The Red Devils returned to Old Trafford for the first time since their 5-0 Premier League humiliation at the hands of Liverpool a fortnight ago in the 186th Manchester derby.
United bounced back with a 3-0 win against Tottenham and a last-gasp 2-2 Champions League tie at Atalanta on Tuesday, but the reigning champions dragged them crashing back down to earth.
Only some outstanding David De Gea stops kept City from adding to Eric Bailly’s own goal and Bernardo Silva’s effort in a one-sided first half that drew boos from some Old Trafford supporters.
“Of course it’s very disappointing,” the 1999 treble hero said. “Of course it feels like after last week that we have made a step or two forward. Results-wise, it’s a big step backwards.
source : fourfourtwo