Despite starting their Champions League campaign well, beating Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig, United suffered a humiliating 2-1 defeat in Turkey that was compounded by their shocking defending for the opening goal.
United played a short corner and bizarrely had every player high up the pitch, leaving Ba completely unmarked close to the centre circle with an open run to goal.
Red Devils legend Paul Scholes described it as ‘embarrassing, under-10s football’ and Solskjaer was clearly unhappy with his team’s defending at his post-match press conference, laying the blame on his players.
‘We were playing a short corner and everyone forgets to get back with the players they’re playing against and Demba Ba snuck in behind us,’ explained the Norwegian coach.
‘Lack of communication and lack of good decisions, you don’t really see those goals at this level.
‘Obviously, it’s not a goal you normally concede. We’ve not done our duties and roles there that’s my responsibility we were going to play a short corner but we forgot our defending duties after we played a couple of short passes.’
On the match in general, he continued: ‘We started off in the first 10 minutes and it looked like we had some space and there might be some decent openings but we left ourselves wide open for the two goals and that was disappointing.
‘Good response to the goal after their second and then in the second half we thought we could push on and create chances but we just didn’t break them down.’