Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left disappointed after a goalless draw with historic rivals Leeds United. He felt that his side dropped two points rather than gained one. Leeds United was promoted to the Premier League this season after a long wait. They have impressed the whole season under Bielsa and lie ninth in the table. Their position is mighty impressive for a newly promoted team.
Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes had the best two chances of the game. Rashford had his free kick in the first half expertly saved by Illan Meslier while Bruno dragged his shot past the left post in the second half. Leeds’s best chance of the game came when Heider Costa’s effort was cleared over the crossbar by defender Aaron Wan Bissaka.
“Today we just didn’t have the moment, take [our chances] when we had them,” Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “A draw is disappointing because we wanted to put pressure on [Manchester] City, but we couldn’t score.”
“I’ve not seen many teams in the second half dominate as much as we did against Leeds, because they are so fit and strong,” he added. “The intensity of their game has been so good, they steamroll teams, but I felt we almost did that to the second half. I really liked what I saw out there, we dominated and played in their half.”
Solskjaer admitted that the players and staff had seen the banner flown above the stadium which read: “£2bn stolen #Glazersout”. Solskjaer insisted though that the European Super League debacle will not have an adverse effect on his side for the remainder of the season.
“I’m really happy with the boys’ focus,” he added. “They have such a determination to finish the season strong. So we’re very focused to do well against Roma [in the Europa League] and then we’ve got Liverpool in between, so I’m not worried about that at all.”