Revealed: What Solskjaer Did In The Dressing Room After Draw Against Southampton

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Manchester United were ahead after ten minutes against Southampton last weekend at St Mary’s courtesy of a Daniel James opener, but were pegged back by Jannik Vestergaard’s second-half header before the hour mark.

It was a frustrating game for United as the team could not break down the hosts after they were reduced to 10 men late on.

United failed to take advantage of the extra man advantage and worse still, Solskjaer’s side missed many scoring opportunities, much to the frustration of the manager.

According to The Sun, Solskjaer was livid with the team’s performance and let his players know it in the dressing room afterwards.

Solskjaer reportedly didn’t single out any names but he described the mentality of the players as ‘embarrassing’ and accused the players of playing for themselves too much and ignoring the basics.

The report claims that Solskjaer was particularly annoyed with the side’s inability to finish their chances and put teams to bed.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer told the media: “I think we should have finished the game off at 1-0. We started the game well and created chances and spaces everywhere for Juan [Mata] and Dan to run into and we dominated for 20-25 minutes, but we let them back into the game by not scoring the second and being careless and giving the ball away.

“I think we’re going in the right direction, we’re creating chances away from home against a team that wants to press and make it difficult for you. Even after we made a couple of mistakes we still trusted ourselves to play our way out of it but we just couldn’t get the finishing goal.”