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Solskjaer makes honest Ronaldo admission after Leicester loss

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The Red Devils’ miserable run of form continued on Saturday as they failed to pick up a win in a third successive league outing.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United players didn’t create enough chances for Cristiano Ronaldo in the Premier League match against Leicester City.

Manchester United were taken apart by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, with the visitors succumbing to a 4-2 defeat.

Ronaldo made no efforts to hide his frustration following the embarrassing result as he started to head out straight down the tunnel at full-time – just like he did after the 1-1 draw against Everton. However, this time he did stop to acknowledge the club’s travelling fans upon his manager’s intervention.

“He is a top player and he scores goals,” Solskjaer said after the match, speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Today we haven’t created enough for him or the others. He has come in and been very positive.”

Pressure continues to pile on Solskjaer, who is struggling to deliver results at Manchester United despite the club having significantly invested towards squad recruitment over the summer.

“Every time you lose, the pressure builds of course, but we are used to living with that pressure,” added the Norwegian.

“We are Man Utd; set backs have happened before, worse performances, and we’ve got to bounce back on Wednesday. I’m going to do the job as well as I can; I believe in this team.”

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