Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks to TV.

Ole's analysis of the draw with Wolves

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits the winter break is coming at the ideal time for his Manchester United side, as the Reds were held to a goalless draw by Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday.

January signing Bruno Fernandes was named the Man of the Match, following his eagerly anticipated United bow, but his encouraging performance wasn’t enough to inspire the Reds to victory, as we failed to break down a dogged Wolves defence.
Speaking to MUTV, and Sky Sports, and in his press conference, the manager shared his thoughts on a frustrating evening…

DID WE DO ENOUGH TO GET THE WIN?

“The ground staff have moved the goal half a yard, I’m sure! We were close in the second half. I thought we dominated the game, controlled it quite well, but then again you can never say you’ve controlled the game against a team with the pace they’ve got on the counter-attack and with the quality they’ve got on set-plays. But we’ve had 65 per cent possession and we’ve not conceded – we’ve played them three times in two weeks and we haven’t conceded a goal. We’ve only scored one as well, but they’re hard to break down.”

DALOT CLOSE TO A LATE WINNER

“I think he thought he’d scored as well. A nice little run into the box, great work by Aaron [Wan-Bissaka] down the side, but we didn’t do enough to win the game so 0-0 is probably a fair result, even though I felt we dominated possession.”

REDS READY FOR WINTER BREAK

“In the last two months, we’ve had nine games in December and nine in January. 18 games in two months and some of these players have played almost every single minute. The attitude, character and fitness is perfect, but you get mentally tired, so this break will come in handy. Of course, Wolverhampton had a 10-day break before this game, so they had an advantage in that respect, but I thought our lads showed their character again.”

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT FOR FERNANDES

“Bruno is a top player. It's the first game. In the first half, everyone was getting the ball into feet and Bruno is one of those who, when he gets into feet, he wants players moving in front of him and we didn't. He shows qualities that we’re going to enjoy watching later on. He attempted five shots, hit the target a few times, went close a few times and showed some great vision. When he gets to know his players, we’ve got a top player there.”

LOOKING AHEAD

“The next game [at Chelsea], whoever it’s against, you just look forward to it. Of course, we can’t think about anything but our own performances, improve, get some players back after the break hopefully, get our energy and just rest our heads a little bit now and be ready to fire. We’ve got midweek games every week. We hope to go far in Europe and the Emirates FA Cup, we don’t want it any different, but now we’ve got a few more players, players are coming back from injury and we’ve signed a couple, so I’m looking forward to it.”

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