Solskjaer bemoans finishing: “We should have won”


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left disappointed as his Manchester United side let a lead slip and failed to unlock 10-man Southampton on Saturday.

United drew 1-1 at St Mary’s, as they’ve now failed to win any of their last eight away games in all competitions and they’ve won just one of their last nine Premier League games dating back to the end of last season.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer rued their missed opportunities and not having a clinical edge.

“We should have won today, we had the game where we wanted it, we were careless in our finishing and our last pass,” Solskajer said. “We built the pressure, we got round them, created good openings but the clinical edge wasn’t there. We know we should have won this game, again.”

United have sold Romelu Lukaku this summer and let Alexis Sanchez leave on loan, and with Anthony Martial out injured, they looked lackluster in attack.

Daniel James is a threat out wide but Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata had off days and they only had 17-year-old Mason Greenwood to call on off the bench.

United’s lack of attacking options in reserve falls in line with Solskjaer saying they are “one striker short” after letting Sanchez leave.

Generally, they played okay at Southampton with Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka once again putting in solid defensive displays.

But United aren’t making the most of the chances they are creating and that will come back to bite them if one of their forwards doesn’t stand tall.