Date Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:24
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his team had no control in some parts as Red Devils drew 1-1 at Aston Villa on Sunday.
Villa took the lead in Jack Grealish's balanced effort and eventually made it 2-2 through the first goals of Tyrone Mings in the Premier League, after a goal from Tom Heaton and the goal of Victor Lindelof.
The result leaves United in 9th place in the Premier League table and six points from the relegation zone, but talking to reporters after the match, Solskjaer supported his young team to improve.
"We didn't go out as a team together," said the manager. “We should have done better. These boys will learn and improve.
“Sometimes inconsistency happens to boys. Sometimes we fail to control the game, but we can't do anything about it now.
“We have to work with us as a team and become a better unit. Aston Villa has had many counterattacks to my taste.
United are eight points behind the top four and asked if their team can reach the Champions League standings, Solskjaer added: “This will be resolved in the end.
“We have to be better, we have to work as a team and become a better unit. Today was end to end, we were exciting in the future, but we should have controlled the game more. "
United have won just four of their 14 Premier League games with a sixth draw – a second in so many league games – another blow of the season.
The series of matches also gets tougher, with a match against Tottenham on Wednesday followed by a trip to champions Manchester City next Saturday.
As for Villa, their last point brings them to 15 points and 15th place, with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge alongside Dean Smith.