Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes his side can kick Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup despite a horror home defeat
The Red Devils sustained a dismal 3-1 defeat to cross-town rivals Manchester City in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie.
United were utterly outplayed by a rampant City side in the first half, failing to produce a single shot on target, while conceding three goals in the process.
Although Marcus Rashford pulled one back in the second period, the Red Devils have a two-goal gap to bridge in the second leg, which at the moment seems virtually impossible.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refuses to admit defeat, as he hopes his side can pull off another comeback as they did against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last season.
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"It was a game of two halves. We lost the first half 3-0 but we came back stronger to win the second half 1-0. I'm happy with the lads" pic.twitter.com/hXfvCgyfBa
“We’ve shown before we have been down from a home tie and turned it around,” said the Norwegian, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
“PSG is the latest example, and we have to believe that we can put on a performance.
“Even though it’s a steep mountain to climb, we can still climb it.”
United are now winless in three successive matches in all competition and have scored just once across those fixtures while conceding five along the way.
Meanwhile, the Citizens posted their fourth consecutive triumph and took revenge on fierce rivals for a 2-1 home defeat in the Premier League back in December.