Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to Saints draw
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has emphasised the need for his players to react positively to the setback of conceding a late equaliser to draw with Southampton.
Saints substitute Michael Obafemi struck in the 96th minute to end the Reds' recent winning run, meaning we stay fifth in the Premier League table, level on points with Leicester City, with three games to play.
Ole also praised Anthony Martial and commented on a potential Southampton red card, in his post-match interviews with MUTV and Sky Sports...
FRUSTRATED NOT TO WIN
“Frustrating, yes, but it's part of the game as well. We've had so many times where we've won the game in the last minute, and it's another test for the boys, another test on mentality. Can we shake this off, can we be ready for Thursday, with a positive frame of mind? As you said, we've been on a fantastic run and you can't sit down and feel sorry for yourself when it goes against you for a little while.”
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SAINTS BROUGHT THEIR 'A' GAME
“Probably we didn’t deserve three points. Because Southampton are a good team and deserved to get something from the game. They played well. They are a physical, very, very fit side. They run and run, they chase and we never got the rhythm in our passing today especially after we got to 2-1. You can play better but we created chances and played some fantastic football at times. Anthony [Martial] has got two massive chances that he creates for himself and the two goals are very good.”
WE NEED TO KILL IT OFF
“If you get a two-goal cushion, that's a different ball-game. But we scored two fantastic goals, Anthony, I thought he was excellent today, absolutely top-class. Especially the second goal. That's how we want to play football. Fast, quick, through the pitch and then a very good finish.”
IT WAS A ROBUST CHALLENGE ON MASON
“I know my ankle wouldn’t take that challenge [from Oriol Romeu]. It was a nasty one but we have said enough about VAR.”
NO MISSED OPPORTUNITY
“That’s football. It is key moments. There are key moments in every game of football and that was key moment. We will take it and move onto Thursday at Selhurst Park. It's a game to focus on. This will be in the back of our heads tonight, we're disappointed but tomorrow it's all heads on Crystal Palace.”
WOULD WE HAVE TAKEN THIS?
“Yeah but that's not how the world works. It pans out how it does. We've been on a great run, we are level with Leicester now on points, so it's up to us.”