Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticises Manchester United forwards after win over Crystal Palace
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was happy that Manchester United figured out how to stretch out their unbeaten run to 19 games with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace but he criticised his strikers for neglecting to 'believe in themselves' more when under possession at Selhurst Park.
Leicester's 2-0 victory over Sheffield United on Thursday evening has strengthened their top run and Solskjaer's men reacted well as goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony martial gave them all the three points..
Notwithstanding, it was a long way from an ideal presentation from a Unified point of view, with Crystal Palace players determined that they ought to have been granted a penalty right before rashford's goal.
Crystal Palace hoped to have search for an equalizer not long before the hour-mark but Jordan Ayew's goal was cancelled by VAR and martial put crystal palace out with 12 minutes left for full time.
United's success implies a top four finish is still in their hands.
Solskjaer communicated his joy at the smooth move that hinted at Rashford's goal toward the end of the first half but was disappointed that his attacking players didn't show this confidence in all through at Selhurst Park.
'It was a tight game, we didn't get the cadence in our passing however two fabulous goals won it for us,' the United Coach told BT sport.
On Rashford's goal, Solskjaer stated: 'The completion was incredible both the development with some quick interchanging passing.
'So we didn't do that enough and they don't do it enough because they are a handful to deal with.
'I'm happy I'm not a defender playing against them and they have to confide in themselves to do that more.'
The Norwegian disclosed to BBC sport: 'When the play, the interchanges and development came, it was ideal to watch.
'Their denied goal looked tight and you are trusting it was an offside, we were fortunate there.
'We should be more clinical in finding that sort of play, when they do they are acceptable to watch.
'They are so good, solid and specialized and put their defenders on the back foot.'
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