Solskjaer admits Manchester United West Ham played better

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has admitted his side got away with the points after West Ham played better in a 2-1 win for the Red Devils.

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Manchester United chasing top four positions were on the back foot and were lucky after Felipe Anderson’s goal was chalked off for offside despite replays showing to the contrary.

Manchester United then took the lead from the penalty spot after Robert Snodgrass conceded a penalty and Paul Pogba struck straight down the middle for a half time lead.

West Ham took the game to United and Anderson struck at the back post to level the game but The home side took the lead again after Ryan Fredericks conceded another penalty for Pogba to score after the Hammers struck the post and De Gea made another world class save.

“They played better than us, it is fair to say, I don’t think anyone will disagree,” Ole Gunnar Solksjaer

“Sometimes you get more than you deserve and today is one of those nights.”

“[We were] lucky it wasn’t Barcelona but West Ham played well, played better than us,” Solskjaer said.

“We have one of the best goalkeepers in the world. That save is unbelievable.

“He won us the game because at 2-1 we would have struggled to create enough.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini speaking to the media after the 2-1 loss claimed his side should have gotten something but went short of blaming the referee decisions.

“I am not complaining about the referee because they were not big mistakes, difficult mistakes, but with technology we have a different score,” Pellegrini said.

“With VAR, I am sure we would win the game 1-0.

“Felipe Anderson was onside. It was not a penalty from Robert. The last goal from Man Utd was offside, the last pass.”

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