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Solskjaer: Man Utd didn’t deserve win against Southampton

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is disappointed with the results of the Southampton match but says it is a part of the learning curve for Manchester United.

A 2-2 stalemate against Southampton at Old Trafford last night saw Manchester United miss yet another opportunity to claim a top-four spot in the Premier League table.

Two quick-fire strikes from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial helped the hosts turn the tie around after Stuart Armstrong had given Southampton the lead.

With United down to 10 men following an injury to Brandon Williams, Michael Obafemi scored very late in the game to earn a share of the points.

This was not the first time that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had failed to capitalize on Chelsea’s slip-up, and they now stay at the fifth spot amid the intense race for Champions League qualification.

“It’s all part of the learning for this team to be sat there, really disappointed after you think the three points are in the bag,” Solskjaer told after the match, speaking to Sky Sports.

“But probably we didn’t deserve three points today. We never got the rhythm in our passing, especially when we got to 2-1.

“But we created chances and played some fantastic football at times. It was just one of those days where we didn’t take our chances and they took theirs at the end.”