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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer assures Man United are not suffering from a dip in form after Southampton defeat


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has this afternoon somewhat-bizarrely claimed that his side have not endured a dip in form over the last few weeks.

United fall short

The Red Devils travelled to St. Mary’s a short time ago, for a meeting with Southampton.

After following up a disappointing draw at Wolves two weeks ago with a shock defeat at home to Crystal Palace last time out, United no doubt headed into proceedings desperate for a bounce-back result.

When all was said and done, however, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men once again failed to get the job done.

A bright start to the clash on the part of the visitors did see United take the lead with 10 minutes on the clock.

A neat move from midfield into attack led to Daniel James cutting in from the left, before unleashing an unstoppable drive beyond the despairing Angus Gunn, to mark the Welshman’s 3rd goal in 4 outings for his new club.

Just like they did after taking the lead against Wolves a fortnight ago, however, United soon took their foot off the gas, allowing Southampton back into things.

This eventually led to the Saints pulling level just before the hour-mark, as Jannik Vestergaard rose highest at the back post to thump home a superb header.

And, despite Kevin Danso’s needless dismissal 20 minutes from time, in the end, the visitors failed to capitalise with an all-important winner.

‘A dip in results’

As such, speaking in a post-match interview on the back of his side’s latest disappointing result, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was inevitably questioned on the Red Devils’ worrying recent form.

The United boss, however, surprisingly went on to reveal his opinion that the Manchester giants have actually been better in all of their last 3 outings than they were during the club’s opening day drubbing of Chelsea.

As such, Solskjaer labels his side’s current situation as ‘a dip in results’, rather than ‘a dip in form’:

‘The strange thing about it is the three other games that we haven’t won were better than the Chelsea one.’

‘The Chelsea one was a game where they pressed us and pushed us back and we counter-attacked. The other three we’ve been dominating, creating chances and haven’t been clinical enough in front of goal to win the games.’

‘We’ve missed some penalties. We’ve missed some great chances. We should have won today as well… So it’s not a dip in form, it’s a dip in results. Definitely.’

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