Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to Southampton draw and gives Man Utd injury updates

Manchester United missed the chance to regain control of the race for the top four on Monday as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Southampton.

The Red Devils were not at their best but still secured all three points after goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial put them 2-1 up in the 97th minute, but Saints starlet Michael Obafemi headed home late on. Corner to equalise, and keep United fifth in the table.

Sealing Champions League football is still in their hands as United play fourth-placed Leicester City on the final day of the season, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was still disappointed to have missed out on such a good chance to progress. . Here’s what he had to say after the game.

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“Disappointing, yes, but it’s also part of the game,” he said (via the club’s official website). “We’ve done it so many times where we’ve won the game in the last minute, and this is another test. Guys, another test on mentality.

“Can we finish this, can we go into Thursday with a positive mindset? Like you said, we’ve been in a great run and when it’s against you, you sit back and do it for yourself. Can’t feel sorry for a while.

“Maybe we didn’t deserve the three points. Because Southampton are a good team and deserve something from the game. They played well. They are a physical, very, very fit side. They run and run. , they chase and we never found a rhythm in our passing today, especially when we went 2-1 down. You can play better but we created chances and played some great football at times. Anthony [Martial] He has had two great chances that he creates for himself and both goals are excellent.

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On his 400th appearance for Manchester United, David De Gea made a brilliant save to deny Southampton! ?

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“This is football. These are important moments. Every game of football has important moments and this was an important moment. We will take that to Selhurst Park on Thursday. It is a game to focus on. It will be behind us tonight, we are disappointed but tomorrow it will all be at Crystal Palace.

“The mentality has been fantastic. We’ve had some setbacks this season. It’s another challenge for us,” he added (via BBC Sport).

“I’m very confident. [the players’] I’m definitely down in the mindset, but you have to take the downs as well as the positives. We have learned a hard lesson. We will fix it. I trust the boys in that regard.”

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Left-back Luke Shaw withdrew with an ankle injury and was replaced by youngster Brendan Williams, who himself was forced off late on after a nasty clash of heads with Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters.

“Luke twisted his ankle,” she added. “Hopefully, after the scan we can get some good news about him.

“I can’t say [really], I didn’t see Brandon because he was with the medical staff and I think he had some stitches with the wound on his eye. So let’s see how he is.”

Stuck in Southampton! ?

Manchester United have gone from 1-0 down to 2-1 up in less than 3 minutes – what a match! ?

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“Anthony, I thought he was excellent today, absolutely top class. Especially the second goal. That’s how we want to play football. Quick, quick, through the pitch and then a very good finish.

“If you get a two-goal cushion, it’s a different ball game. But we scored two great goals.”

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