That is according to former Manchester United forward and Betfair ambassador Dimitar Berbatov who believes the French side deserved their victory, but it doesn’t mean Solskjaer has been “found out”.
United lost the opening leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with the Ligue 1 champions which handed their interim boss his first defeat since taking charge.
A run of ten wins in 11 has let to increased optimism under the Norwegian but they were outclassed by their French opponents in the week.
A generous run of fixtures has aided Solskjaer but defeat to a European heavyweight is a reminder of how far United still have to go.
However, Berbatov has leapt to the defence of the club’s interim boss citing a return to form that looked beyond them under Jose Mourinho.
He said: “Paris Saint-Germain are a great team and deserved to win on the night but I didn’t think United were that bad.
“Some of the comments about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘being found out’ were ridiculous.
“He has got them into the top four – something no-one thought was possible this season.
“But they lose one game to a team full of superstars and people start talking sh*t again.”
Tuesday night did get progressively worse for United, along with losing the tie they also lost Paul Pogba for the return leg in Paris.
The midfielder was sent off for a second bookable offence late in the contest.
Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial were both bought off in the first-half and Berbatov thinks that played a major role in the result.
He added: “The injuries to Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial obviously played a major role as United lost their pace and directness up front.”
Solskjaer revealed yesterday that both Lingard and Martial will be out for several weeks.
It means they will miss Monday’s FA Cup tie with Chelsea and the league game with Liverpool.