Michael Obafemi directed the ball home at the death to make the visitors a point.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was philosophical after his side’s Champions League hopes took a struck as replacement Michael Obafemi‘s stoppage-time equaliser made Southampton a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
United looked set to move up to 3rd in the Premier League after Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial turned the game around following Stuart Armstrong‘s early opener, just for Obafemi to reject them success.
Solskjaer confessed Southampton deserved heading back to the south coast with a point, informing Sky Sports: “It’s the worst time to yield a goal however then that takes place in football, you have actually simply got to be strong and take it since we have actually won many games that way ourselves.
“You can’t sit down and feel sorry for yourself.”
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“It’s all part of the learning for this team, to be sat there really disappointed after you think you’ve got the three points in the bag but probably we didn’t deserve three points.”
Asked whether fatigue was an aspect, Solskjaer responded: “I do not think that holds true, we have actually had adequate recovery, it was simply among those we didn’t take our opportunities, they took theirs at the end.
“David (De Gea) had one really good save, apart from that we created the biggest chances.”
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Oriol Romeu was fortunate not to be penalized by VAR for an awful difficulty on Mason Greenwood, with James Ward-Prowse the only player scheduled in the first half having actually battled Bruno Fernandes to the ground.
On the decision not to send off Romeu, Solskjaer added: “I know my ankle wouldn’t take that challenge as a nice one, it was a nasty one. But we’ve said enough about VAR.”
Obafemi might have been not able to commemorate in front of a jam-packed crowd however that did not remove the child’s fulfillment at sealing a share of the spoils for Southampton.
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“It’s amazing, I was supposed to play here for the under-18s in the Youth Cup, but sadly I missed it,” he stated. “However I think this is an even much better event to score in.
” It’s what I’m here to do is to score goals, fortunately I got the equaliser.
“We’ve picked up amazing results since the restart and we’ve looked to finish the season strong. We go to any game thinking we can get the three points.”