Man Utd boss Solskjaer: Kids played well in QPR defeat

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says they'll learn from their friendly defeat to QPR.

did take an early lead at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, through Jesse Lingard, but the hosts scored the next four goals in an entertaining game before Anthony Elanga's second-half strike raised hopes of a comeback.

He told MUTV: "You're never happy when you concede goals but [it was] a good exercise again, good learning for some of the young ones.

“It's a check where we are, and a test where we are for the older and more experienced ones as well.

“Towards the end, I enjoyed the football the kids played. They conceded a few goals and could have crumbled but they got hold of the ball and scored a very good goal."

After signing a new deal earlier in the day, Solskjaer wants to kick on now by taking his team to the next step over the next 10 months.

“Every season we hope to challenge to win in every competition we go into," he said.

“To get to a position where you're able to challenge for the trophies, you need to start the season well. That's the focus now.

“We need to get a good start in the first game, and the first block of games, because last season we started really poorly. Then the team will gradually find out where we are, but we're hoping to go into next April and May and challenge for big things."

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