Ole admits United got what they deserved after Southampton draw


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Manchester United didn’t deserve to win after Southampton grabbed a last-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at Old Trafford.

United missed the chance to move third in the Premier League as the result left them in fifth place, with one point separating themselves, Chelsea and Leicester in the race for two positions in next season’s Champions League.

The visitors’ battling spirit was seen in abundance as Michael Obafemi stooped to earn a share of the points in the 96th minute, with United down to 10 men following a late head injury to Brandon Williams.

“It’s the worst time to concede a goal but that happens in football,” United manager Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

“You’ve just got to take it because we’ve won so many games that way ourselves. It’s all part of the learning for this team to be sat there, really disappointed, after you think the three points are in the bag.

“But probably we didn’t deserve three points today. They played well. They’re physical, very fit. We never got the rhythm in our passing, especially when we got to 2-1 but we created chances and played some fantastic football at times.”

Solskjaer had fielded the same starting XI for the fifth consecutive league game, and he was forced to patch up his team in the second half with Luke Shaw sustaining an ankle injury.

Solskjaer was under pressure at the beginning of the campaign, but the January arrival of Bruno Fernandes has helped the former United striker turn things around.

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By Sky Sports

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