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Man Utd boss Solskjaer shrugs off Aston Villa friendly defeat

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shrugged off the result after their friendly defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday.

It marks the only preseason game for United this summer.

Solskjaer said after the 1-0 reverse: "In the first half I thought we played some good stuff and created chances. The most important thing is valuable minutes because this pre-season is such a strange and different one for us. We've had two weeks back and it's only one week now until we start the league. Of course, the Europa League will help us in that respect because the players who have played in that over the summer don't really need that much, and some of the international games. But you could clearly see that some of them need minutes.

“We said at half-time that we were playing some great football at times and getting into some fantastic positions, but there was a lack of sharpness and maybe a lack of lungs because it's early doors. But we need to be more clinical, we need to score those goals because then you go home happy. Then again, the result wasn't the main thing."

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