Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjr has admitted that his team’s lack of cutting edge is a “concern” after they were held to a third straight goalless draw, leaving them 14 points behind Manchester City ahead of Sunday’s derby.
United had just one shot on goal in a drab display at Selhurst Park, which followed another drab stalemate at Chelsea on Sunday and a 0-0 Europa League draw against Real Sociedad last week.
According to The Guardian, Solskjr said, “Of course you’re not happy if you don’t build enough chances to win a game. It’s been a week without a goal, and three games without a goal can feel like a lot. It’s a concern, but I know the boys are giving it their all because we play every few days. I like my attitude and approach, but we need to get back to what we know we can do in terms of efficiency. It occurs now and then that the pace is off. It wasn’t one of our better nights, to say the least. Roy Hodgson often sets his teams up to be extremely difficult to play against, as he did tonight. All we have to do now is rekindle the fire, regain the quality, and try to win the game.”