Ole Gunnar Solskjaer post-match comments: Away form,  clean sheet and recent results
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United looks onduring the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 30, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Andy Rain - Pool/Getty Images)

It was a frustrating evening for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on Saturday as Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal held the Red Devils to a 0-0 draw.

Man United are now three points behind league leaders Manchester City after dropping points, with their rivals also boasting a game in had. 

Solskjaer’s thoughts

Following the result, the United boss spoke to MUTV and Sky Sports to give his verdict.

The Norwegian first spoke about the club’s impressive away form this season:

“We’ve been consistent. We’re travelling, we’re staying together, they prepare well, the mood in the camp is good, in the hotel we’re ready for the games and 18 games? That’s an achievement in itself, so hopefully we can make it a longer one.”

On keeping a clean sheet:

“I felt that we controlled the game and of course a free-kick that hits the crossbar can always go in, but apart from that I didn’t think they bothered us too much. We were a little bit passive outside the box – they had a few too many shots. But David [De Gea] wouldn’t be bothered by too many of them.”

Finally, Solskjaer spoke on United’s recent results:

“Definitely Wednesday night was a disappointing one, but today you come away with a good performance. I felt they did what they should do; sometimes you can’t control if you take the chances or not. Of course they had a free-kick that hit the bar so you can go either way, it swings quickly in this game.

“We created enough chances to score, but we’ll work on them; we’ll get them going again. We can look at this as one step forward after Wednesday night, because that was a disappointing game this week. Now we go again on Tuesday.”

Up next for United

Man United face back-to-back home ties next, hosting both Southampton and Everton respectively within the space of a week.

Six points would be crucial for the Red Devils should they be serious about mounting a title challenge.

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