Southampton’ s last-gasp leveller expense Manchester United 2 points in the race for the leading 4.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes his players found out a “hard lesson” as Southampton struck at the death to seal a point that avoided Manchester United climbing up into the leading 4.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport revealed on Monday early morning that Manchester City’s two-season European restriction would be raised, increasing the value for fifth-placed United of winning that night at Old Trafford.
They were on course for a 5th succeeding Premier League success, having actually bounced back from Stuart Armstrong’s early opener through Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial goals in fast succession.
However, simply as the jump to 3rd beckoned for Solskjaer’s men, replacement Michael Obafemi struck in blockage time to seal a 2-2 draw the Norwegian might have couple of arguments with.
“You can’t sit down and feel sorry for yourself.”
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“Well, we have been on a great run,” the United boss stated. “It’s not going to be like showing up and being offered 3 points.
” They’re going be hard games, the next 3.
” We didn’t anticipate anything else than what we got here today from Southampton.
” We understood they were going to be favorable, they were going to go all out.
” It was an excellent game of football that sadly ended in a yielded goal at the end for us.
” I need to state the mindset of the kids has actually been dazzling. We have actually had a couple of obstacles over the season, obviously, and this is another obstacle for us.
” I am very positive in the mindset of them. Very dissatisfied, obviously, however we need to take the frustrations along with the positives when you win games.
” Yielding with among the last kicks and lose 2 points, that’s simply part of football.
“We’ve learned a hard lesson today hopefully, so we’ll make it right, we’ll put it right. I trust the boys in that respect.”
Solskjaer’s side need to rapidly dust themselves down with a journey to Crystal Palace turning up on Thursday prior to they go back to the capital for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.
Brandon Williams needed to go off after a class of heads (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA).
Luke Shaw is a doubt for those games after being required off with an ankle problem, while United ended the match a man light after his replacement Brandon Williams was associated with a clash of heads.
Mason Greenwood was lucky to prevent an even worse injury after a terrible Oriol Romeu take on in the first half that in some way prevented penalty by VAR.
“My ankle would have been gone and I would be out for a month, but he has got strong ankles,” former striker Solskjaer stated.
” It depends on the referees to decide and I do not think anybody would be amazed if it would’ve been a various result.
“I mentioned it to the fourth official, to be fair, just subtly.”
While Solskjaer’s side blew the opportunity to move up the standings, Ralph Hasenhuttl left pleased with his team’s efficiency and character.
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“I think it was a really deserved point what we got here tonight,” the Southampton manager stated.
” We had a great start today and 10 minutes where we lost a bit our way we wish to protect against thisteam You see right away how great they are.
” However it was great that we might find way back to the way we wish to play.
” I think over 90 minutes we were a truly competitive opponent and in the end in the second half I saw more possibilities from us.
” There was a likelihood from Reddy [Nathan Redmond] and a great save from (David) De Gea.
“In the end, believing in what we’re doing and deserving this point.”