However, on a struggling afternoon for United Leicester came back strong, as goals from Yuri Tielemans and Caglar Soyuncu turned the game upside down.
Soyuncu’s goal sparked a wild end to the game, with Marcus Rashford equalizing a few minutes later, but Jamie Vardy brought Leicester back 54 seconds later.
Patson Daka’s debut goal for Leicester closed the victory in the dying moments, and means United haven’t won any of their last three Premier League games and only once in their last five in all competitions.
The defeat ends United’s 29 games unbeaten away from home – an English league record.
Asked about the performance of his team, the Norwegian called it a “bad day”.
“And of course there must have come a day that we lost away. We didn’t deserve more because we didn’t live up to the standards to take points in the Premier League. So we have to think about that. , to learn from that, which of course we now had time during the international break to consider the things we need to do better Today we just didn’t do it well enough. “
Despite the vast resources given to Solskjaer as he attempts to rebuild United, there have been very few rewards for these investments.
The club finished sixth in the Premier League in their first season at the helm after taking the reins in December following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
In their two full seasons since, United have finished third and second but haven’t won any trophies, finishing second in the Europa League last season.
And while the level of talent may have been questioned under previous managers, it is more difficult to do so under Solskjaer.
The acquisitions of Bruno Fernandes, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho have transformed the group; the return of Cristiano Ronaldo apparently the last piece of the puzzle.
But on Saturday at the King Power Stadium, Solskjaer’s side looked absolutely unprepared, with Leicester looking vastly superior.
The team seemed disorganized at times, while a team full of attacking prowess lacked penetration.
And it was against a Leicester team which had not won since August 28 in the league.
This is the first time United have conceded four goals in an away league game since April 2019.
Considering the amount of money and the club’s high expectations, the defeat only increases the pressure on Solskjaer to reverse the results.
“We didn’t deserve a point. We took the lead, Mason showed his quality and then we gave them a goal. All the goals we conceded were disappointing in the way we conceded. was not just the midfielder, but we were too easy to play. Maybe we gave too much space, but it’s just the whole team. I agree that we don’t have enough well defended. Today we just didn’t do it well enough. “