Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to give the title hopes despite the draw against West Bromwich Albion yesterday.
Manchester United was held by West Bromwich Albion last night. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Manchester United found themselves behind within 81 seconds of the game as Mbaye Diagne gave West Brom an early lead. But Bruno Fernandes came to the rescue again for the Red Devils. The Portuguese midfielder scored a volley to equalize the score.
After the match, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked as to whether he felt West Brom’s goal should have been ruled out for a foul on Victor Lindelof. He told Sky Sports, “It’s something we knew would happen from the kick-off – we knew they’d put us under pressure and put in a few throw-ins. They put a cross in and the boy finished well.”
“As an ex-striker, I’d say that was a goal. But in a recent game [against Burnley], Harry [Maguire] got on top of a defender and that was [judged as] no goal. It’s just clarity and consistency. I’m not saying that’s a foul.”
“The goal we scored is the way we put pressure on them. We did get down the sides sometimes but didn’t have anybody to tap them in. One of these days we weren’t there where we should have been.”
“We should play better but we gave ourselves a tough start. You have 90 minutes to make amends but we didn’t build that momentum until late in the first half.”
Manchester United are now in the second position in the Premier League table. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are 7 points behind Manchester City. Manchester City has a game in hand as well.
After the game, the Manchester United boss was asked about the title race. He refused to give up the title to the ‘Noisy Neighbors’. He said, “I said we shouldn’t be talked about [in the title race]. A compliment to the boys we got into the position we are now. We won’t let them [Manchester City] run away with it – we’re playing them soon. We’re not giving it away early – no we’re not.”