Ole Gunnar Solskjaer complains after Manchester United draw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United. (Photo by ANNEGRET HILSE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ANNEGRET HILSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United. (Photo by ANNEGRET HILSE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ANNEGRET HILSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not seem too happy with Manchester United’s 2-2 draw against Leicester City away at the King Power Stadium.

In a vacuum, a draw away at the King Power Stadium is not a bad result at all. Leicester City have looked like top four contenders ever since Brendan Rodgers took over. But considering how the game played out today, Manchester United will surely be a bit disappointed to come out with only a solitary point.

The Red Devils took the lead twice but then conceded in quick fashion on both occasions. And it was the manner in which they let the two goals in, that appeared to disappoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the most.

As reported by the Express, the Manchester United manager said:

"“Both goals should’ve been closed down quicker.“First goal, definitely, second one as well, down the side, we should’ve managed to stop the cross.“You always look to the goals conceded that we could’ve, should’ve done better.”"

Defence appears to be United’s Achilles’ Heel at the moment. They are scoring enough goals going forward but unfortunately, they are leaking at the back as well. So while it is enough to get a result against most teams, the top teams do have a definite weakness to target.

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The first goal was very avoidable. Harry Maguire cleared it in an unconventional manner but ultimately it had found its way to Bruno Fernandes. For all his brilliance going forward, the Portuguese international did lose the ball cheaply trying to nutmeg a Leicester City player. And that was enough for Harvey Barnes to find some space and launch an absolute rocket past David de Gea.

The second was not as bad but perhaps should have been taken care of as well. Leicester found space on the right flank and put in a cross that had some serious pace on it. Vardy did not even connect with it properly and it was heading wide but Tuanzebe’s deflection meant it ended up in the back of the United net. To be fair to the defender, he did not have enough reaction time to do anything else.

But still, mistakes are mistakes. And Solskjaer’s need to clear things up at the back if they want to put up a serious title challenge.

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