Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called Manchester United’s 2-0 home loss to Paris St-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League a “reality check” but insisted “mountains are there to be climbed”. Former United winger Angel di Maria provided the assists for goals scored by Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe.
Interim boss Solskjaer told BT Sport: “You can’t lay down and say it’s over.” United midfielder Paul Pogba was sent off in the last minute of normal time for a second bookable offence. This was Solskjaer’s first defeat as interim boss after winning 10 of his first 11 games since taking over from Jose Mourinho in December. “Today was a kind of a reality check on the level of the top teams,” he added.
“That is the level we want to get to. Top four is one thing. United should be at the top. They are a top team. [Our players] know we need to step up our level. We are disappointed.”