Solskjaer: You have to score if you want to win

Sun 31 January 2021 | 8:09

The Red Devils boss is frustrated by his team’s lack of firepower after their goalless draw against Arsenal.

Manchester United

were held to a 0-0 draw in their Saturday match against

the Gunners


Edinson Cavani

missed two big chances that could have won the game for

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

’s team. The Uruguayan was not clinical enough in front of goal and Manchester United continued their terrible goal-scoring record against top teams. The Red Devils have not been able to score from open play against Arsenal (twice),



Manchester City



, and


in the current season. In a post-match interview, Solskjaer has spoken about his team’s forwards and how he expects them to improve their performances.

“Of course you look at every game but you look at the games we played Arsenal, Chelsea, City, Liverpool. We defend well, we don’t really concede many chances. That’s one foundation to play from we need to take our chances and we know we have players to do that; we just haven’t done it,”

Solskjaer explained.

“We just want to keep on working with them on the training ground. Today with the chances we had we feel that we should have won it but then you have to score to win definitely that’s something I want my forwards to sort out, they’ve scored so many goals throughout their careers.”

Asked about Cavani’s performance, Solskjaer responded:

“I just look at his movement and his cleverness in his movement and I know exactly how fine margins there are,"

Solskjaer said.

"You’ve got to open up your ankle a little bit on the first one as the goal is gaping and the second one is just hit the ball a touch earlier so you can get your foot around it.

“That's half a centimetre on your foot and you have to do it so quickly. The big thing is that he’s there on the end of all the chances, which is something I hope Mason (Greenwood), Anthony (Martial), Marcus (Rashford) look at him and learn from him.”

Solskjaer expects to see a reaction from his team in their upcoming match against


on Tuesday.

“We don’t think about the title race or the title now. We’re in January," Solskjaer said. "We’re just focusing on getting back on the road.

"The disappointment on Wednesday was big, but today gives us more belief again because we feel we dominated and created enough big chances to win the game. You can never control that result though.

"The reaction and the approach to the game was good. I felt the first half was very good. Now we’re on the road again and we’ll go on Tuesday.”

source: SportMob