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Solskjaer says Man United ‘got away with it’ against West Ham

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United ‘got away with it’ after seeing his side beat West Ham 2-1 on Saturday.

Paul Pogba scored twice from the penalty spot either side of a Felipe Anderson goal to secure a vital win for United, though the hosts rode their luck against the impressive visitors.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side headed to Old Trafford on the back of consecutive defeats to Everton and Chelsea, but created several chances and were unfortunate to leave with nothing.

Solskjaer admits his side ‘got away with it’, with United closing the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to just two points in the race for Champions League qualification.

“We got away with it,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.

”I know it is not easy because we played on Wednesday and we made a few changes. They deserved to get their goals but we are allowed to have a good goalkeeper.

“Of course, we have a game on Tuesday night too which may have played on the player’s minds, but I’m not sure why we played last Wednesday and then we play next Tuesday. That is my little complaint to Uefa.

“There have been two games away recently where we have played well and not got what we deserved but the last two games at home against Watford and West Ham we probably got what we didn’t deserve, so it evens itself out over the season.”