Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole's verdict after frustrating draw

Saturday 06 February 2021 23:34

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his assessment following our draw with Everton.

The boss was clearly annoyed by how Saturday's encounter with the Toffees ended, following a strong performance at Old Trafford.

His side went 2-0 ahead into the break after strikes from Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes. Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez grabbed two quick-fire goals to level the scores after the interval. With 20 minutes left, Scott McTominay headed the Reds back in front but in added time Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the crucial equaliser to make it 3-3 as the sides shared the points.


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Ole spoke to club media after this bitter ending to the high-scoring match and was clear in his assessment that United should have come away with all three points. 


"Yeah, especially after the way we played the last 40 minutes. They scored two goals early on in the second half and you almost sit back and want to see the reaction, see how the players handle this challenge. They did magnificent, played some fantastic football, scored a goal, should’ve scored a few more. We didn’t really feel threatened at all down there but, of course, with the size they’ve got, you can never ever be sure. We just got a minute to play out and we did not manage it."


"[I liked it] Much more, much more. First half, we go into the break 2-0 up but you feel we still got a few gears to go here. We didn’t play the tempo we wanted, or the rhythm. But we scored two great goals, two fantastic goals and that’s of course positive."


"He can hit a ball whichever way he wants. He can hit it straight, he can hit it with a whip, with a bend, with a dip, so it was a fantastic goal."


"What a cross from Marcus [for Cavani's goal]. That’s the dream for a striker, just to be on the end of that one. And Everton don’t concede many goals from set-plays either but we scored a goal from that so it was a good delivery [by Luke Shaw]. Scott was brave. We should have played it out."

Report: United 3 Everton 3 article

The Reds are held at home as the Toffees twice come back from going behind.


“Great reaction. The players have got character and we played some very good football. We dominated possession, created chances and just couldn’t get the fourth goal that would’ve won us the game, even though we should’ve played this game out, of course. Last minute, that’s… that’s just something we got to learn from."


"It looks like a muscle injury, thigh, so we’ve just got to check him tomorrow and have a scan and get him treatment. Hopefully he’ll recover quickly."


"Of course you have got to lift them, because in the end it’s the result that matters. You can sit and talk about the performance and that we played well but still we lost two points at the end."