Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shared his view of the game against Aston Villa in round 17 with the BBC (2-1).
“We’re still satisfied with three points. It was a good performance; there were opportunities we generated. We had a nice save at the very end, Eric Bailly stopped the ball fantastically, and that probably saved us two points.
Perhaps the game was a little too free, and we were wasting chances. Instead of playing one-touch and taking advantage of the space, we attempted to pass like Hollywood.”
On Bruno Fernandes’ goal from the penalty spot
“He needs to be punished and it’s really necessary. He doesn’t fear shooting. When he gets to the stage, he is very reliable and optimistic.”
On equal points with Liverpool
“We are pleased with what we are doing, of course. We have demonstrated that, over the year, we have gotten substantially stronger. A year ago, we lost to Arsenal and we have changed a lot since then. We are all getting in shape and strengthening ourselves. This is a strong age group of lads. They are learning and, which is important, they have the desire to do it. With a desire to be the best at the end of the day of the game, they start every day. They are concentrated.”
On whether 2021 will be a positive one
“For any of us, it can’t be any worse than 2020, so fingers crossed for everyone.”