Manchester United drew 0-0 with AZ Alkmaar on Thursday night after a dismal performance that saw us register zero shots on target.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer irritated fans after the game by claiming on MUTV that it was a good performance and result.
It [AZ] is a team that’s just beaten Feyenoord 3-0 away from home. We’ve been to Feyenoord ourselves over the years, so this is a good performance and a good point against a good opponent on a very difficult or a bad surface.
While the frustration over the way we played is fair, Solskjaer is right when he claims it was a good result. We have just drawn away from home against the best team in the group, who are currently one point behind last season’s Champions League semi-finalists, Ajax, on a plastic pitch, with a side that was largely made up of second string and youth players.
On a different night, we could have won 1-0, if the blatant foul on Marcus Rashford in the box had been correctly deemed a penalty. There was no VAR on the night though and somehow the referee and linesman missed it, much to Solskjaer’s annoyance.
I just couldn’t believe what I saw. Same as Arsenal. You know, the handball, when it should have been 2-0. It’s just frustrating for us now, not getting these little things because the boys deserved so much more and that’s what I feel for them. It’s going to turn at one point, they’ll get those decisions and then they’ll get the results they deserve.
United currently have four points and are in a good position in the group. But the level of performance will continue to see questions asked about Solskjaer’s future as manager of the club.