Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed the fighting spirit of his players in the match against Burnley. The Clarets took the lead in the match via two goals from Ashley Burns and Chris Wood but the Red Devils came back strongly in the match to scrape out a draw with Paul Pogba scoring from the spot before Victor Lindelof scored the equaliser.
Speaking to the media after the match, the interim manager said, “So many people are saying great spirit, fighting spirit, and and I was happy with that response, and the result. We could even have got three points at the end, but just ran out of time.”
He added, “We’ve asked do they have the fighting spirit, and now we have seen they have. They have shown we have the right response when we go down, and have that fighting spirit. It’s easy then when you are winning isn’t it, it is easy to sit and smile. But the danger of winning, is you start thinking you’ve earned the right to start at 90 per cent. But today we learnt we can’t do that.”
Solskjaer concluded, “We started too slowly, we didn’t have the urgency. We did fantastically in the end, and we showed that urgency in the second half, so I was pleased with that response. Sometimes it’s human, it just doesn’t function right. But the tempo, the passes were not quite there. We have 75 per cent possession but we just needed a little quicker tempo.”