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Solskjaer rues ‘sloppy’ second half performance as Man Utd draw 1-1 with Wolves

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Manchester United were too ‘sloppy’ in the second half of their 1-1 draw with Wolves on Monday night.

Manchester United took a deserved lead in the 27th minute, Anthony Martial latching onto a Marcus Rashford pass before smashing a first-time, left-footed effort passed Rui Patricio in the Wolves goal in what was a dominant first half for the visitors.

It would be Wolves who started the second half the better though, with the ever-dangerous Ruben Neves smashing an unstoppable finish from the edge of the box past David de Gea just 10 minutes after the restart.

Overall, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had the better chances to win the game, including a 67th-minute penalty, which was made and missed by Paul Pogba, but ultimately, Wolves’ organisation and United’s profligacy in front of goal saw the spoils shared at Molineux.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer admitted that his side were too ‘sloppy’ in the second period.

“We dominated possession, we get the first goal and second half we know they’ll come out like a house on fire,” the Norwegian told Sky Sports.

“They probably got the goal they deserve. I thought we took control again and could have won it.

“First half was a mature performance. Second half was a bit sloppy. We are improving. We are a young team who will learn, we learned on the pitch today.

“We get a penalty that normally would get us another two points, sometimes the keeper makes a good save.”

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