"We're not in our best shape of form, our shape isn't there, we're not sharp enough to stop crosses or follow the runs", he said. It's got to be tough for him watching the amount they've spent on centre-backs and you would have to wonder whether his head will be in the right place - particularly given he hasn't been allowed to return to Roma.
He said: "We have to be grateful Jose is not here to measure the goalposts, it might have been smaller goals!".
'You never know what's going to happen.
"He is an example for everyone to look at, how you conduct yourself and how you perform when you get the chance".
"But I understand for him that the dimensions of the goalposts are not important. It's the club's recruitment system which has not worked since Sir Alex Ferguson moved on".
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the controversial new handball rule has been a key factor in the unusual start to the new Premier League season. Deserved to lose against Palace and were very lucky to win against Brighton.
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"Ole will probably have to get his hands on a trophy. It would be different if it was against Manchester City or Liverpool".
"United felt they needed more competition in midfield, that's why Donny van de Beek has come in".
"It's up to each and every individual to be closer to selection and getting into the team and working hard every day".
Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho has always been mooted as the Red Devils' primary transfer target, but Goal has reported that they have yet to submit a formal bid for the winger , with the German outfit thought to be holding out for a €120m (£108m/$142m) fee. United were humbled 3-1 by Cyrstal Palace in their season opener and managed to squeezed a victory against Brighton only by virtue of a late late penalty. "In football you can't predict too much".
Solskjaer will hope that another meeting with Brighton at the Amex Stadium in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night can provide a timely distraction for fans amid the ongoing transfer speculation surrounding the club.
Solskjaer's side will take on Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in their next Premier League fixture on Sunday.