Paul Pogba says frustration with tiny information that cost Manchester United a fourth straight semifinal must inspire the side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to further develop. The Norwegian struggled again in the semifinals as Manchester City visited a barren Old Trafford on Wednesday night after failing to hit last season’s Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Europa League finals.
For the Carabao Cup kings, John Stones and Fernandinho sealed a 2-0 victory, extending Solskjaer’s wait for a first trophy at the United Hotseat, when the hosts were in the all-too-familiar position of being almost all guys. Of course (it’s disappointing) because it’s not the first one at home against City,”Of course (it’s disappointing) because it’s not the first one against City at home,”Of course, we’re disappointed with the outcome with the two goals from usual situations. “We’re disappointed with the result, of course, with the two goals from standard situations. ” Losing is really annoying because there is still a trophy behind all this and we have to do better. Asked if after four consecutive semifinal losses there was just one piece missing, Pogba said, “Exactly and it’s details. “Exactly and it’s details. In 12 months, Manchester United lost the fourth semifinal cup (Peter Powell/PA) “Details always make the difference and when it’s big games like this it’s details, positional play and we lost that. “We have to learn to play better,” he said. “We have to learn to play better. Since it’s not the first time, we have to learn. We’ve gotta learn. “We also have to get through this. Pogba stressed the need to focus on the little things if they are to succeed, with the FA Cup and Europa League still open for United as well as a first Premier League title since 2013.View this post on InstagramA post shared by Premier League (@premierleague) “You know we’re progressing,” he said. “It was 50/50. It was both ways (against City), 50/50. They were definitely more dominant last year (in the Carabao Cup semifinal at Old Trafford), they overwhelmed us, and that wasn’t the case today, so obviously we’re getting better. “We’re improving, we’re improving in the league and even if we lost in the semifinals we’ll still go far and that’s what we want. “But now, like I said, it’s about information. Improving is fine, but now you have to take the next step. “We know we lost today and we don’t have time for a week to be upset because we know where we are. United conceded two goals against Manchester City in the second half (Peter Powell/PA) “We’re in a good place now because it’s hard, it’s going to be hard, because you’re learning from games like this,” he said. “Hopefully that will help us get through, get better and get a positive result in the next games. “In the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday, United host champions Watford at Old Trafford before going to Burnley on Tuesday, where they will take over with a positive result at the top of the Premier League table. Reigning champions Liverpool are currently top of the table and on January 17, as the hectic fixture list begins, Solskja’s side face an exciting fixture there. “That’s why we play soccer and we play for ManUnited, it’s not easy,” Pogba told MUTV. “It will never be easy. “But when you come through a hard time and you come through this, it makes the triumph more beautiful, you know, more beautiful. “It’s amazing. You get an emotion like that and that’s all we want, that’s what the fan wants, that’s what the team wants. That’s what everybody wants. “The club is built on winning and big stuff, so that’s all we want, the big stuff.”