Solskjaer gives verdict on goalless draw against Crystal Palace

Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his disappointment with Manchester United’s goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

The Red Devils have slipped 14 points behind Manchester City, after the goalless draw, and Solskjaer has blamed the performance on the team’s lack of quality.

Speaking to MUTV during his post-match interview, the Norwegian’s said: “It’s disappointing. We were just a little bit off.

“If you’re not spot on you won’t win games. [Crystal] Palace always make it hard for you — in the second half we never got going.

“Sometimes it’s human nature, sometimes you don’t work at your best. Today we didn’t.

“It’s been a long season – I’m not blaming that because everyone has the same season. You’re playing against a good team who make you play the way they want to.”

Solskjaer added: “We kept giving the ball away. There were times in the first half we built some pressure, had some half-decent chances but kept giving it away. Then you don’t build momentum and that’s the game you get.”

United will play Manchester City at the Etihad next, and another loss could see us drop 17 points behind them.