Following Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to Sky Sports about the lack of quality in front of goal that cost the team.
After a bright start, United went off the boil, with Solskjaer questioning whether the game was too demanding after playing away against Chelsea on Wednesday night. United made four changes to the team that started in that League Cup victory but didn’t have enough on the field today to make a difference.
I’m disappointed. But when you get to places like this you’ve got to take control of the game. I thought we started really well in the first 15 minutes but then a lack of quality meant we couldn’t get the goal. Then when the game became like it did, the first goal was always going to be important.
Every time you concede a goal it’s a bad goal to give away but just the build up to it. With Callum Wilson, and in to Josh, we don’t screen him, so of course you’re disappointed. But then again, it’s a bit of magic that wins the game, you’ve got to say that about Josh’s goal.[We were missing] some quality at times. The goal is important. We put some energy on but maybe I should have started a couple of others. Wednesday night, Saturday early kick-off, sometimes that might have an effect. But I thought we started the game well, so I don’t think that was the case.
It’s one of those, if you want to be challenging for top four and moving up the table, you have to win games like this. But they want to challenge as well, so they want to win home games. For us, we’re disappointed. We’ve got a game on Thursday against Partizan. We can look forward to that. We can make sure we go through. Then we’ve got Brighton before the international break.