Watch the post-match press conference
See what Solskjaer said to reporters in his media briefing, after the final whistle...
Only one shot on target and third 0-0 in a row? “Of course we’re not happy if you don’t create chances enough to win a game. It’s been a week with no goals and sometimes three games sounds a lot without scoring. Of course we’ve not conceded either, but a week in a season like this sometimes is – you just don’t hit the form that you normally have and that you have had for many, many months. So it’s a bit of a worry of course it is, but I know that the boys are giving everything and that’s the thing We play every three days and I know they’re giving everything they’ve got. So attitude and approach I’m very happy with, the quality we need to get back to what we know we can do.” Q: How important was Dean’s save in getting a point and will De Gea be back for Saturday? “I can’t really say about David, it’s of course a private matter. Dean is ready if he’s called upon. You saw that, he kept his concentration. I think maybe, or what I’ve heard anyway he’s probably been called offside, but at the moment I though Dean saved us a point because it looked like that was a deciding moment and that was probably the biggest chance in the game maybe, apart from Marcus’ in the first half. That was good play and Marcus just put it wide, that was a little moment that we felt we could’ve – if we scored there, that’s the moment that we were on top. Apart from that it was a very even game and a hard fought game.” Q: Didn’t use third sub, is that because of a lack of experience on the bench? “We had Marcus out there, Mason out there, Bruno out there, Scotty came on to give us a goal thrust and he almost had a chance straightaway. We put Dan on for some pace and with those out there that’s most of our goals that we had. Of course we had Shola of Amad, but which one of them would you take off of those five? So that was my quandary in the last 10-15 minutes, but I felt Mason, Bruno, Marcus, that they could get a cold get a goal. Scotty and Dan actually had a chance each when they came on.” Q: Seemed lack of urgency, why? “Lack of urgency, yeah you can say urgency as a word. Of course we just didn’t have the quality and the tempo in the passing, you can call it urgency. We started slow, that’s for sure. It’s never nice to see the opposition to take the initiative, but we got into the game and when we played with quality and tempo we did create some chances, but we didn’t have enough of it. We didn’t build enough pressure on their defenders on their keeper to make saves.” Q: Klopp might not let Jota go on international duty because of quarantine, have you made a decision on Bruno going? “We’ve not sat down and made a proper call on that one, but it doesn’t make sense if you lose your player for 10 days isolation, of course it doesn’t. We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand that’s the rule – FIFA have given the rules that they don’t have to be released. So I would think that’s going to be a hard call to make to let them go and play in red list countries, yeah.” Q; So you’d want him to stay? “I want Bruno or course ready against Brighton and hopefully that we’re through in Europe and against Tottenham after that break – of course I do.” Q: Eric played tonight, was that a plan for Palace or resting Victor for Sunday? “Victor struggled with his back, you know when he plays on a Sunday night, that was a demanding game, he did really well and I didn’t want to play him if I didn’t have to and Eric is more than capable and he’s played really and he’s played really well tonight as well. So decision on Sunday, I’m not giving you now. Hopefully Victor’s back is ok, that he’s had that rest that he needs.”