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Solskjaer: United should have beaten Southampton

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United ‘should have won’ after seeing his side draw 1-1 at Southampton on Saturday.

Daniel James’ third goal in four appearances for the club opened the scoring on the south coast, before Jannik Vestergaard’s second half header earned the hosts a point.

Southampton finished the contest with ten men after Kevin Danso was dismissed for a second bookable offence, though Manchester United could not find a way to win in the final stages.

The result means United have now won just one of their opening four Premier League fixtures this season, whilst the club haven’t won away from home in the league since beating Crystal Palace in February.

Solskjaer says United have not been clinical enough in recent weeks, with the Red Devils boss believing his side deserved more from their recent performances.

Solskjaer told BBC Sport: “We need some scrappy goals as well. We should have won today, we had the game where we wanted it, we were careless in our finishing and our last pass.

“We built pressure, we got round them, created good openings but the clinical edge wasn’t there. We should have won, again.

“The three other games we have had were better than the Chelsea one. We are dominating and creating chances but haven’t been clinical enough in front of goal to win games. We have missed penalties, chances – it’s a dip in results but not in form.”

“Daniel James is fantastic, he has a great attitude, he wants to learn, he is hungry. He is at the start of his career but with his habits he will have a good one. We want to help him become the finished article.”

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