Solskjaer rates Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against West Ham

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against West Ham at Old Trafford gives Manchester United a fantastic opportunity to seal Champions League qualification against Leicester City on Sunday.

“Well, going into half-time we knew that’s not the result we wanted and a draw or a 1-0 win or a 2-0 win was more or less the same outcome for us,” Solskjaer said.

“Then we have the same starting point on Sunday.

“You can’t expect to go and turn teams over and score three or five like we did to have a different scenario for Sunday.

“When we started after the lockdown, we had to go for it. We really had to go for it – we had to go for goal difference, we had to go for points.

“The effort has been fantastic and the results have been fantastic.

“Of course, you’d like to win against Southampton, you concede in the last second, and here today you concede a penalty in the last second of the first half.

“But we’ve given ourselves a fantastic opportunity and a great starting point for Sunday.”