Solskjaer pleased with Man United fightback but “just too slow” to win


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed destined for his first loss in charge of the Old Trafford set, but the Red Devils fought back with vigor.

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In something reminiscent of Fergie Time, Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof scored after the 87th minute to overcome Burnley’s game challenge in a 2-2 draw in Manchester.

“We had loads of shots, loads of effort, loads of possession,” Solskjaer said. “It was just too slow. We started the game almost feeling like the eight previous games meant that we could start the game with a 1-0 lead.”

Solskjaer said the comeback does make things feel better than a loss, and says it needs to be a learning experience for the club regarding preparation and desperation.

“You need to earn the right to win the game by having a good start,” he said. “They made it difficult for us, but we had a good comeback. That’s a big plus. How they reacted was good and that’s a big plus for me. We learned a bit about the players. You’d be disappointed if you said you lost two points at home, but the reaction was very good.”

United is off to Leicester City and Fulham next.