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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits wrong formation cost his side's 3-1 loss to Chelsea

Manchester United hopes of lifting the FA Cup this campaign after a 3-1 loss to Chelsea at Wembley stadium on Sunday evening.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made changes to the squad with likes of Mason Greenwood, Paul Pogba benched despite their stunning performances against Crystal Palace last week.

Chelsea took the lead from a goal by Oliver Giroud late in the first half after he connected to Cesar Azpilicueta cross.

Speaking after the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he got his formation wrong.

He said: "We picked a team to give us a best possible opportunity to go through in the cup and be ready for Wednesday. It didn't work today. We had to change things at half-time when Eric came off but that will stand us in good stead for Wednesday. I picked the team today to go through."

Manchester United goalkeeper, De Gea two errors put more pressure for his side, with teo poor attempts to keep out shots from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount.

On the errors from his goalkeeper, Solskjaer said: "Everyone has to be perform and everyone has a chance to stake a claim.

"David knows he should have saved the second goal, but that's done now. It's hard for a goalkeeper to make amends. It's so much easier for outfield players. He showed in the rest of the game that he made a few good saves but David knows he should have saved that one."

Harry Maguire scored an own goal to ensure that Frank Lampard side got three goals on the score board before Bruno Fernandes pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.

Manchester United will now have to concentrate on finishing in the top four spot, after fourth placed Leicester City lost to Tottenham on Sunday. 

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