Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instructs his players as Carlo Ancelotti watches on

Solskjaer: Draw was the right result

Sunday 01 March 2020 17:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accepted the outcome of Manchester United's trip to Everton as fair, after both sides scored in the first half and had great chances to win it in the second.

Our hosts at Goodison Park took the lead as early as the third minute when Dominic Calvert-Lewin closed down David De Gea and diverted the goalkeeper's kick into his own net.

The Spaniard redeemed himself soon after that, with a great save to prevent the same striker making it 2-0 to Everton, and United went on to dominate the first period and equalise through Bruno Fernandes. In the second half, both De Gea and his opposite number Jordan Pickford made excellent stops, while the Merseysiders had a late 'winner' disallowed when VAR ruled that Gylfi Sigurdsson was in an offside position.

Here you can watch Ole's post-match conversation with MUTV, while further down you can read the manager's main comments from his interview on Sky Sports...
Ole: Neither team deserved to lose Video

Ole: Neither team deserved to lose

The boss on Bruno, his team's resilience and a 'crazy' game...

"It was a game of two halves you'd say. In the first half we were excellent after, well, a very strange start. You shouldn't be one-nil down after that. But that happens and the reaction was great. I thought we played some fantastic football and when we got to half-time we should have been leading. In the second half, they threw everything at us but still we could have won it with a chance just before they had their chance. We defended well in the second half, defending all they threw at us in the box so I'm pleased with a point."

"It's just football. Sometimes it just does something to you. It's crazy sometimes, football. But David [De Gea] of course was too slow there and he knows that. But that's Dominic Calvert-Lewin for you, he chases everything, he chases paper on a windy day, so he deserved a goal for how he was playing."

"It was a good goal. A first-time pass by Nemanja in our press. Of course it was a misplaced pass by them but Bruno striking the ball from outside the box... he did have a few strikes... but the goal was good. I think he's always trying to create something, to score goals or create chances. Sometimes he misses, sometimes he scores."

"Fantastic save, what a great save. He makes amends there, down to his right. And then [for their disallowed goal], he tells us he gets distracted by the boy in front of him [Sigurdsson]. But I don't know what the rules are saying there. [If it had been given] I'd have to accept it because they know the rules. David said he was distracted and that's probably enough, even though he might not have saved it if [Sigurdsson] had not been there [in an offside position]."


"I think one each is what both teams deserved. We had the first half, they had the second half. We can't think about the Premier League table too much, we just have to think about one game at a time. Today gives us one more point on the board and in a difficult away game we know all about."

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