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Man United not clinical enough – Solskjaer

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Manchester United need to be more clinical after they were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday.

United took the lead in the first half through a great strike from Daniel James but failed to create too many chances before Southampton equalised after the break with a Jannik Vestergaard header.

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“We started well, got the game where we wanted it and that’s where you have to score the second and the third and finish it off,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.

“We weren’t clinical enough. We had loads of chances, and the last bit is missing. It’s getting there though.”

United also opened the scoring against Wolves at Molineux but could only leave with a draw and they have failed to win away in the league since February.

United have only won once this season but Solskjaer is confident his side can turn draws into victories.

“The three other games that we haven’t won, we played better than against Chelsea,” he added.

“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.”

Ashley Young, who made his first start of the season against Southampton, also said the team need to be more ruthless in front of goal.

“I think it’s two points dropped, even before they went down to 10 men we felt comfortable,” Young told BBC Sport.

“We didn’t come down here to draw, we came to win. The chances are there, we just need to take them.”

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