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Solskjaer learned a lot in Manchester United draw vs Sheffield - ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manchester united
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Solskjaer learned a lot in Manchester United draw vs Sheffield

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is disappointed with losing all three points but has praised his team’s character to turn things around, after going two goals down.

Manchester United looked certain to be heading for a straight defeat but mustered enough courage to pull off a stunning comeback, although they would let the three points slip right under their fingers in the final few minutes.

The draw means Manchester United have missed a rare opportunity to go fifth on the Premier League table. As Solskjaer believes his side were unlucky to concede late at the Bramall Lane.

“Yeah, of course, you’re disappointed that you didn’t get the three points, but then again, things like that can happen in any game,” Solskjaer told talkSPORT.

“We could have got the fourth goal because we went forward. We couldn’t really drop too deep, but they pushed us back, there were two or three deflections or whatever, scuffs, things happen.

“Away at Bramall Lane, that’s always going to be part of the game. We were unlucky towards the end.

“But the way they’ve turned the 2-0 to 3-2, those emotions probably stay with me longer rather than the disappointment at the end, because I’ve learned a lot about the character of the boys.”

Solskjaer learned a lot in Manchester United draw vs Sheffield - ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manchester united

Solskjaer added: “It’s mixed emotions. It was an emotional roller coaster. The first 70 minutes weren’t good enough.

“It’s something you really have to dig deep and analyze, but then we had the character to come back and that’s different from last season.

“This is a team with character, there are boys who want to go forward in their careers. They know they didn’t perform, but they never gave in.”

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