Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed unhappiness with the finishing of United’s attackers despite the 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Thursday.
Goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba gave us a vital win which means we are just one point short of Leicester City in fourth and two points below Chelsea in third.
The Foxes’ goal difference is six better than United’s, while United’s is nine better than Chelsea’s.
With such fine margins between the teams, goal difference could become a factor for a Champions League spot.
Asked if other teams fear United again, Solskjaer said: “I don’t know about how other teams feel when they play us but we scored three today.
“If we’re talking about goal difference then the defenders have done their jobs [with the clean sheet] but we created chances and we could have scored three, four or five more.
“Of course you’re happy with the way in which we create chances but you have to be more clinical.”
Solskjaer was later asked about the goal difference and he reiterated the need for his strikers to score.
“I think we could have scored many, many more goals and we’re keeping clean sheets,” said Solskjaer.
“Of course we go into any game wanting to win if we win but if it’s 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 it doesn’t matter as long as we get the points.
“Hopefully the goal difference won’t be the deciding factor in the end because we should have had 10 more goals in the last two games.”