Ole Gunnar Solskjaer full of praise for his players after barren draw against AZ Alkmaar
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer full of praise for his players after barren draw against AZ Alkmaar
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer full of praise for his players after barren draw against AZ Alkmaar

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on his players after a lackluster performance in the 0-0 draw against AZ Alkmaar.

United failed to register any single shot on target for the first time in the competition and were saved by the brilliance of David De Gea on a number of occasions. Solskjaer's team has struggled for goals this season and have only scored more than once in the opening win over Chelsea back in August.

Speaking in a post-match press conference, Solskjaer lauded his players, "It’s a good point away from home against a difficult opponent, very difficult surface. Remember they beat Feyenoord 3-0 away from home just now, we made any changes, and I’m very pleased.

"Today was the decision of the referee, it should have been a penalty and we could have sat here smiling. There are many games we should have, could have won away from home. I don’t think that’s an issue. Today is a good away point. If you get a point away and win your home games you go through.

Asked whether he was concerned United failed to hit the target, Solskjaer replied, "Yeah, of course, you create chances and you don’t score goals. There’s no point me saying he should have hit the target there, they know themselves. Today I’m pleased with the boys. Very pleased, big, big pluses today."

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