Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Offers Goalpost Explanation for Man United's Poor Finishing in Wolves Draw

​Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has joked that Wolves must have moved the goalposts during Saturday's 0-0 draw.

The Red Devils had several decent opportunities to open the scoring, but lacked any real spark or clinical edge. They rarely tested Rui Patrício in the Wolves goal and ultimately had to settle for just a point.

Bruno Fernandes

Speaking to ​BBC Sport after the game, Solskjaer joked that ​Wolves must have secretly tampered with the pitch to keep his side out.

"We've played them three times now in the space of two weeks and they haven't scored yet. There's two good teams there. I think Wolverhampton are a very well organised team, structured and hard to break down," he said.

"We had some shots, I think someone's moved the goalposts, because that bottom corner where Mason [Greenwood], Diogo [Dalot] and Juan [Mata] put the ball - it's just moved half a yard. I'm sure the ground staff have made some arrangements without asking me."

Mason Greenwood,Willy Boly

When pressed on the actual reason for his side's issues in front of goal, Solskjaer suggested (via ​Metro) that ​United were struggling with fatigue after a hectic winter schedule.

"We dominated the game again against them – 65% possession – but we didn’t create too many big chances, unfortunately,

"We were lacking a bit of that spark, which is natural. We’re on the end of a relentless run – 18 games in the last two months. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

"The effort, attitude and character of the players, all the running they’ve done, I can’t fault them. And knowing Wolverhampton as well as we do, and as well as they know us, it was never going be an open game. I don’t think it’s about confidence – it’s energy."

Fortunately for United, they will now have a two-week break to recover and prepare for a trip to Stamford Bridge to face ​Chelsea on 17 February, in a game which looks like it could be crucial to both side's hopes of securing a spot in the top four.

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Source : 90min