Solskjaer laments Male Utd’s defensive frailties after late lapse – Football 365
Just days after thumping nine-man Southampton 9-0, the Red Devils were on course for another Old Trafford triumph having recuperated from a bad start to the 2nd half.
United entered into half-time with a two-goal cushion thanks to Edinson Cavani’s header and a sublime Bruno Fernandes effort, only for Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez to draw Everton level within seven minutes of the reboot.
Scott McTominay put the hosts back ahead, only for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to respond quickest when Lucas Digne’s stoppage-time free-kick was snapped on to seal the Toffees a 3-3 draw.
” Well, naturally when you remain in the 94th minute and you’re winning the video game I think it feels worse, when you yield in the eleventh hour,” Solskjaer said.
” The very first 5 minutes of the 2nd half, of course, they were difficult to take but the remainder of the second half we played some good football and we should have been out of sight, truly.
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” Football is about getting the ball into one web and keeping it out of the other and we didn’t handle to do that. We didn’t manage to keep it out.
” That’s what cost us due to the fact that we played some very, excellent things.
” You understand, you can sit and you can talk about the excellent performance or the dominance of belongings and possibilities we had, but still we come away with just one point.”
The equaliser came after Everton exposed United’s all too familiar frailties from set-pieces, with Michael Keane flicking on Digne’s free-kick and Calvert-Lewin turning house.
” We understand that many teams in the Premier League have actually got good players and Everton more than others,” Solskjaer stated.
” When we offer them a chance to even put the keeper up there, there was 10 males in there – just one that released it and 10 in the box.
” It has to do with remaining high, winning the first challenge, naturally. If you do not stay up on the line and clear it, and we just could not manage.
” However it happened before that. We need to have played the minute out much better. Naturally we need to have.”
Solskjaer says Paul Pogba will have a thigh problem scanned on Sunday after limping off in the very first half.