Solskjaer reveals the two main reasons for draw against Everton

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Manchester United boss Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has lamented the poor defending and missed chances we suffered during our 3-3 draw against Everton on Saturday.

Manchester United failed to close the gap on league leaders, Manchester City, after conceding a late equaliser against the Toffees.

But two of the visitors’ goals came from some woeful bit of defending, and Solskjaer believes things could have been different had we been more focused.

The Norwegian told the BBC after the encounter, “We deserved to win the Everton game but that is football for you, you have to take your chances and cannot concede with every shot.

“First half I did not feel we played particularly well but scored two fantastic goals, you go in at the break 2-0 up feeling we have not hit where we could do. Results create the mood, we have lost two points on a long thump upfield.

“After 2-2 we played really well then the last kick of the ball kicks us in the teeth and go home disappointed. I wouldn’t blame anyone on the goals but we know we could have done better as a team on all of them.”

Man United’s next Premier League game will be against West Brom away from home, and Solskjaer will be hoping we return to winning ways. Meanwhile, Manchester United will play West Ham in the FA Cup on Tuesday.