An own goal from Craig Dawson gave Manchester United a narrow 1-0 home Premier League victory over West Ham on Sunday to lift them to the league’s second place. However, Solskjaer admitted that he had hoped to claim a bigger margin of victory.
"As expected, they are always going to make it hard for you," the Norwegian told Sky Sports after the game. "We could have been more comfortable towards the end as we had a few decent chances to finish it off. We like to make it hard for ourselves!
"It's about not giving them turnovers all the time. In the first 15 minutes, we gave the ball away every time we attacked. You have to not open up stupidly as you know [West Ham] are a threat on the counter-attack so we kept composed and organised.
"We created massive opportunities but the final pass or shot wasn't good enough. We could have [scored] two or three easily. But then it could have ended up in our net at the end as they are a threat.
"We know West Ham are challenging to get in the top four so it was a big result and we kept a clean sheet again. The experience and confidence will come. [It's a] big week - Europa League and FA Cup - so we're looking forward to it. Hopefully [we'll] get a few players back and put a good performance in."
The Red Devils will head to their second leg clash with Milan in midweek before a FA Cup clash with Leicester City.