The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was only United's second defeat in 18 league and cup games under Solskjaer.
But United are understood to be confident of getting Rashford tied down to an improved long-term deal, with the Manchester-born forward said to have no desire to leave his boyhood club now he has established himself as an automatic choice under Solskjaer.
United now have eight games left until the end of the season to bounce back from the defeat and make up for the lost points. We created big chances and hit the woodwork twice.
They haven't lost a home match in the league since Christian Benteke scored twice as Crystal Palace came from behind to record an impressive victory in April two years ago, and although they haven't been at their electric best since the turn of the year, their home form has kept them in the fight for a first league title in nearly 30 years. Superb performance! Brilliant result!
"I don't class it as a mistake".
City take a 3-2 first-leg lead into Tuesday evening's clash with Schalke while Liverpool face Bayern Munich on Wednesday with the tie now goalless. He used to say "if your centre-halves haven't got hold of the opposition centre-forwards, you've always got a real problem in a game".
"[Philippe] Coutinho is not here and he was maybe responsible for 60 per cent of shots outside the box, Ox didn't play a lot and I remember two outside the box a year ago [he scored], both against City, that's how it is". We didn't really have that zip about us.
Lingard celebrated a goal in United's 3-1 FA Cup fourth-round win at Arsenal earlier in the year by dancing in front of the Gunners supporters.
"It has been fantastic so far but today is the lowest..."
Romelu Lukaku's finishing comes under question: Lukaku had come into the Arsenal game in prime form after contributing two goals in each of the previous three matches including the shock Champions League triumph at Paris Saint-Germain.