Southampton 2-2 Man United: Ole accepts the result ‘well-deserved’

Southampton 2-2 Man United Ole accepts the result 'well-deserved'

Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw at home against Southampton earlier.

Goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial earned a point for the hosts. 

Southampton put in a splendid display and they managed to trouble Manchester United from start to finish.

The draw keeps Manchester United 5th in the Premier league table and they will be hoping to break into the top four soon. 

They are level on points with Leicester City, who are fourth. 

The Red Devils have been in sensational form off late and they will be slightly disappointed to have dropped two points here. The top four race is in a crucial phase right now and United cannot afford any slip ups. 
If they can bounce back strongly for the remainder of the season, they should be able to qualify for Champions League football. 

Meanwhile, the draw leaves Southampton 12th in the table. They have been outstanding under Ralph Hassenhuttl and they will look to finish in the top half. 

Solskjaer will be disappointed with the defending from his players today. The early goal from Armstrong and the late equalizer from Obafemi was avoidable. 

That said, United have improved a lot lately and they played some impressive attacking football today. They could be genuine title contenders next year with a few quality additions. 

It’s the worst time to concede a goal but that happens in football.

You’ve just got to take it because we’ve won so many games that way ourselves. It’s all part of the learning for this team to be sat there, really disappointed, after you think the three points are in the bag.

But probably we didn’t deserve three points today. They played well. They’re physical, very fit. We never got the rhythm in our passing, especially when we got to 2-1 but we created chances and played some fantastic football at times.

Ole Solskjaer, Manchester United Manager told Sky Sports

It will be interesting to see if they can break into the top four before the end of the season now. Missing out on Champions League football could prove to be a major blow for United.