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'It's a good point' - Solskjaer satisfied with away draw in Europa League

Shane Hannon
Shane Hannon

10:46 4 Oct 2019

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant last night's Europa League Group L draw at AZ Alkmaar was a good result for his side.

United were held to a scoreless draw after not producing a single shot on target in the ninety minutes.

Solskjaer though says the Dutch side's recent form puts the result into perspective.

"It's a good point away from home against good, difficult opponents, very difficult surface.

"They beat Feyenoord 3-0 away from home just now. We made many changes and I'm very pleased.

"Of course, it should've been a win - I am fed up of talking about penalties we should have had. Arsenal on Monday and now. That's a penalty 101 times out of 100. You cannot make that decision wrong in football."

United's abysmal away form has also now come into focus - the club haven't won away from Old Trafford in ten games, their worst away run of games since 1989.

But Solskjaer says he isn't worried.

"Of course, there's many games that we should have, could have won away from home. I don't think that's an issue.

"Today is a good away point and in the group if you get a point away, you win at home, you go through."

A late challenge on Marcus Rashford also proved a bone of contention for the Norwegian boss, who said his side didn't get the right decision from the match officials.

"Today was the decision of the referee. It should have been a penalty. We could have been sat here smiling.

A late challenge on Marcus Rashford also proved a bone of contention for the Norwegian boss, who said his side didn't get the right decision from the match officials.

"Handball is always a discussion," he said. "But if you look at the Arsenal one we should have had on Monday that's not even a discussion because you've got so much time to move your hand out of the way.

"The linesman today can look straight at the tackle on Marcus and he just wipes his foot off the floor, so that's a bad decision.

"Unfortunately for us we didn't get it, so there's no point me complaining, which I don't like doing. But there will come a point when these decisions will turn out our way. That's always my positive belief."

United have four points from two games in their Europa League group, after beating Kazakh outfit Astana 1-0 in their opening tie in Manchester.

The club currently lie in 10th position in the Premier League table, with eleven points from their opening seven fixtures.

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