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Solskjaer admits Man Utd must address slow starts as West Ham exact revenge

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West Ham United have eliminated Manchester United from the Carabao Cup after a 1-0 victory over Old Trafford.

Manuel Lanzini's ninth-minute goal, his first in almost 12 months, was enough to exact revenge on the Red Devils, who had beaten West Ham in the Premier League last weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fielded an almost completely different team from the trip to London Stadium, and it was clear United's fringe players did not take their opportunity.

With that being said, Dean Henderson didn't have much to do in the United goal as he replaced Sunday's hero David De Gea.

The decisive goal was set-up by Hammers right-back Ryan Fredericks, who easily slipped past Jadon Sancho and Alex Telles before squaring the ball for Lanzini to strike home.

It was the first time West Ham had won at Old Trafford since 2007.

They will face Manchester City in the fourth-round of the competition.

Speaking after the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his side were not good enough.

"Lacking a goal. A slow start again and that needs addressing," Solskjaer said. "They got a goal and after that we played well for long periods, gave it a go and stats don't mean anything. When you have 27 shots the boys have given it a go.

"We built pressure, Mason Greenwood came on and had a good one but sometimes the pressure does not come to anything. He made a positive impact, he was fresh and sharp but it was too little too late. The last six or seven minutes we were going gung-ho and they could have scored a couple.

"You want to go through but it is a long season, we gave it a good go, can't fault them for attitude and have big games coming up.

"It is a long journey all season, we have loads of games and keep on doing what we are doing, trying to get results. We are out of this cup which is not great but we will focus for Saturday."

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