March 23, 2023


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Ole not bothered about United’s lack of goals in big games

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed his strikers to return to form after a goalless draw at Arsenal saw Manchester United fall further behind in the Premier League title race.

The visitors left the Emirates Stadium after a 0-0 stalemate, with Solskjaer – who insisted after the match he is not thinking about the title at this stage of the season – making five changes from the shock defeat to struggling Sheffield United in midweek.

They now sit three points behind leaders Manchester City, having also played a game more than their neighbours, and missed the better of the chances to win the game in north London.

Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford, in particular, should have done better on occasion with United now having scored just once in six games against their top-six rivals so far this season.

But Solskjaer believes the track record of his forwards is proof they will start finding the back of the net again sooner rather than later.

“You look at the games we played Arsenal, Chelsea, (Manchester) City, Liverpool, we defended well and don’t really concede too many chances,” he said.

“That is a foundation to play from, we need to take our chances, we know we have players to do that, we haven’t done it (lately) – but they’ve scored so many goals throughout their careers.

“I felt we dominated and controlled and played well in the first half, in a strange way when the game went more 50/50 and we had spells each, we created two massive chances and did some good play.”

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