Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted Manchester United had been merely ‘not ok’ to beat Manchester City following their Carabao Cup semi-final defeat on Wednesday night time.
Defending champions City progressed to the ultimate of the competitors for the fourth successive season following a comparatively snug victory on the house of their native rivals.
John Stones and Fernandinho struck two second half objectives to ship Pep Guardiola’s males to Wembley.
And United boss Solskjaer admitted his aspect didn’t do sufficient to win the tie and rued their sloppy defending at set-pieces.
“City can rating many nice objectives and you’ll settle for that however whenever you concede two set performs – easy ones that we should always clear – you’re very disillusioned, and simply not ok in these moments,” he instructed Sky Sports activities.
Requested if the hosts did sufficient to progress to the ultimate, the Norwegian replied: “No, we didn’t. Clearly we didn’t, we didn’t create sufficient massive probabilities, they didn’t create too many massive ones both.
“We simply didn’t have the additional finesse that we’ve had within the video games these days. We weren’t ok as we speak and whenever you concede two set performs, that’s very disappointing.”
Opening goalscorer Stones, who has had an outstanding revival in Pep Guardiola’s defence this season, devoted the win to late City legend Colin Bell.
“Firstly I’d wish to ship our condolences from everybody within the dressing room at Man City to Colin Bell and his household,” Stones mentioned.
“I believe how we performed as we speak was a mirrored image of him, an amazing second for us and I’m positive he’s trying down on the sport as we speak.
“One other remaining for us, one other nice event, a derby that we’ve received in opposition to one other high crew, simply completely happy.”