Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that his players were too slow with the ball during their 2-2 draw with Burnley.
United were 2-0 down up to 87 minutes of the game but they afforded to score two goals in just three minutes on Tuesday evening to rescue one point at Old Trafford.
“We know we could have performed better but the reaction was brilliant. To get two goals after 87 minutes – that’s fantastic.”
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Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood netted for the Clarets while Paul Pogba scored the first goal from the penalty spot for United on 87th minute before Victor Lindelof netted the second after just three minutes.
And Solskjaer thinks the Red Devils didn’t deserve to lose against Burnley, as he insisted that his side were too slow especially in the first half.
“The comeback was brilliant, the players have been asked about how they would react if they went 1-0 or 2-0 down so I felt the comeback was fantastic,” Solskjaer said.
“We had loads of chances, loads of possession, we didn’t deserve to lose. But we did it to ourselves really.”
“We fought, that wasn’t the problem. We were just too slow in possession in the first half. For the first goal, we played our way into trouble.”
“It wasn’t the attitude, the application was too slow and the tempo on the ball wasn’t good enough. But the reaction was good.”
“We disappointed ourselves and we disappointed the crowd today, but the ones who stayed had a typical Old Trafford finish to the game so that was a big plus.”
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Meanwhile, Pogba, who has been on fire under Solskjaer, calls on his teammates to increase their game.
“We have to learn from our mistakes and next time start the game differently,” he said.
“Like the manager said, you have to start strong and be aggressive because that’s what they were in the first half.”
“We played like we were winning 1-0 or 2-0, that’s where we went wrong.”
“The comeback was positive but the result was disappointing. The reaction was good, we didn’t lose, but we dropped two points we could have won.”
Solskjaer’s men return to the Premier League action on Sunday afternoon as they travel to King Power Stadium to take on Leicester.