Solskjaer Explains Why Manchester United Failed To Beat Huddersfield

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Manchester United drew 1-1 at Huddersfield on Sunday, ending the club’s hopes of playing in the Champions League next season.

The Red Devils went ahead early on through Scott McTominay but were pegged back by Isaac Mbenza, who capitalised on a Luke Shaw error to level the scores.

According to Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United failed to beat Huddersfield due to the inability of the players to score the numerous chances created.

“Over 90 minutes we weren’t good enough, we missed chances to put the game away, created many chances and didn’t let them in our half really,” Solskjaer said.

“When you go to these places, stadiums full of energy, we knew if we gave them hope they’d be up for it and unfortunately we did so.

“Sometimes it happens, concentration, application, confidence drops, it was just strange how we changed our approach to the game instead of playing simple. We chose difficult options.

“We are where we are for a reason.

“Over a long season we haven’t been good enough to challenge for the Champions League places.

“It’s not come as a surprise but we hoped to show a better performance today.”

Manchester United captain Ashley Young admitted after the game that he was disappointed with the club’s inability to finish in the top four this season.

“I’m not sure what it is,” Young said. “It could be a number of things.

“It’s a disappointment now that we can’t get in the top four.

“We’ll have to go away and think about how the season has gone and come back ready to go again.”