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Solskjaer admits Man United’s ‘tempo’ dropped during second-half of Chelsea draw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United’s ‘tempo’ dropped after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Chelsea at Old Trafford.

United’s top four hopes now look in serious doubt after fourth-placed Chelsea left Old Trafford with a point, Marcus Alonso firing home an equaliser for the visitors after Juan Mata’s opener.

With just two games remaining United trail Chelsea by three points, and Solskajer admits his side’s hopes of securing Champions League football now look difficult.

“You never know, we felt we needed to win this game,” Solskjaer told the BBC.

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”The boys started fantastic, created chances, got in behind and got the lead and then second half we never managed to get the quality and tempo back up again.

“It was a good game of football, both could have won it but probably a draw is fair result.

”They’re probably more happy than we are with the draw, it’s one of those days and we must dust ourselves down and win the next two – you never know as points are being dropped left, right and centre.”

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