‘We could have done better’— Solskjaer gives verdict on disappointing Everton draw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer slammed Manchester United’s poor defending against Everton on Saturday.

Manchester United failed to close the gap at the top of the Premier League table, after drawing Everton 3-3 at home, despite taking the lead initially.

The Toffees third goal was particularly poor, as it came during added time, and Solskjaer believes more could have been done to prevent the result from panning out the way it did.

He told Sky Sports: “We played some good football in the second half but conceded three goals from three shots on target. When you do that it is disappointing.

“We reacted well after their two goals but then why was there four minutes added in, we had to get the ball in the corner and see it out. Poor goals to concede.

“I wouldn’t blame anyone on the goals but we know we could have done better as a team on all of them.

“James and Richarlison caused a bit of bother for us before half-time but we did not deserve the 2-0 lead at half-time even though they were excellent goals. We should have seen it off and should have scored a fourth.

“Our front four caused them problems and played well, that is not the problem but it is a 3-3 game with two good attacks. Many more will have enjoyed that game than the Man United supporters.

“Results create the mood, the last kick of the ball makes us go home really disappointed, we have lost two points on a long thump upfield which we should have defended.

“We shouldn’t even be considered as title chasers, we have got better as a team and see where we end up. We need to stop conceding easy goals.”