Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s has said his side could have done better at managing the game between Manchester United and Everton over the weekend.
United relinquished the lead twice, after going ahead in the game, as Carlo Ancelotti’s men came from behind to score a goal late in the encounter.
According to Solskjaer, the team could have done better in managing our lead, especially against a good team like Everton, and failure to do so cost us the three points.
He told the media after the encounter, “We know that many teams in the Premier League have got good players and Everton more than others.
“And when you give them the chance to even put the ‘keeper up there – it was 10 men up there, one that launched it into the box – it’s about staying high, winning the first challenge, of course, if you don’t stay up on the line and clear it.
“And we just couldn’t manage. But it happened before that, we should have played the minute out better. When you’re in the 94th minute and you’re winning the game I think it feels worse when you concede in the last minute.
“In the first five minutes of the second-half they were hard to take but the rest of the second half we played some very good football and we should have been out of sight, really. Football is about getting the ball into one net and keeping it out of the other and we didn’t manage to keep it out, that’s what cost us.
“We played some very, very good stuff and you can sit and you can talk about the good performance, the domination, the possession or the chances we had but we’ve come away with only one point.”
United’s poor game management has caused the team to slip up in the race for the Premier League title, as we’re now five points behind Manchester City, who are on top.