Having criticised his team after the 2-1 win over Watford at the weekend, Solskjaer was forgiving about yesterday's setback, United's second 2-1 defeat at Wolves after last month's FA Cup sixth-round loss, saying United created enough chances to win.
That enabled Wolves to pour forward, and in the 77th minute they got the victor thanks to a Smalling own goal after a scramble near the line.
"We played some great football at times and you want to trust your players to get the ball down, but we got punished for taking too many chances". We played so well in the first half an hour and we didn't quite react as well to their goal as we normally would do.
Solskjaer's men took the lead through Scott McTominay's first senior goal at Molineux but were pegged back just 12 minutes later by Diogo Jota.
McTominay almost added a second shortly after the restart with Patricio again making a save from a close-range header, but United were reduced to 10 men shortly before the hour mark as Young picked up two yellow cards for fouls on Jota.
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Champions City can return to the top of the table with victory over the Bluebirds after Liverpool leapfrogged them on Sunday. Maybe in the second half we didn't play at the top of our game but we won the game and that's the most important thing.
'I was sitting with the boys in the changing room thinking: "How have we not won that game?"
Romelu Lukaku replaced the ill Marcus Rashford in the United XI and the Belgian nearly had his team in front inside of five minutes, heading right at Rui Patricio from close range after Diogo Dalot had curled in a lovely cross from the right flank.
"Good performance, in the beginning they started better and controlled the game", Nuno said.
"I was very pleased with the amount of chances, and the intent with the way we started the game".
"He just got a three-year contract and then your first game - since your three-year contract was given to you - you get beaten away from home". It won't be hard to see him play many, many games for Man United.
"The other two speak for themselves, no matter how form is, both of them carry class in their team and are very capable of getting a result against Manchester United".