Solskjaer criticises Man Utd forwards following 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased that Manchester United were able to extend their unbeaten run with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace but criticised his strikers for not ‘trust themselves’ more when in possession.

Leicester had a 2-0 victory over Sheffield earlier in the evening to put pressure on the Red Devils and Solskjaer’s side responded well as goals from Rashford and Martial gave them the three points.

However, it was not a perfect display from United, with Palace players adamant that they should have been given a penalty for a foul on Zaha shortly before the goal from Rashford.

The win means a top-four finish is still in United’s hands ahead of their trip to fourth-placed Leicester City on the final day of the League season.

‘It was a tight game, we didn’t get the rhythm in our passing but two fantastic goals won it for us,’ the United boss told BT Sport.

On Marcus Rashford’s brilliant goal, Solskjaer said: ‘The finish was great but also the build up with some quick interchanging passing.

‘So we didn’t do that enough and they don’t do it enough because they are a handful to play against. ‘I’m glad I’m not a defender playing against them and they need to trust themselves to do that more.’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told BBC Sport: ‘When the play and interchange and movement came, it was nice to watch.

‘Their disallowed goal looked tight and you are hoping it is offside, we were lucky there. ‘We need to be more clinical in finding that type of play, when they do they are good to watch.

‘They are so good, strong and technical and put the defenders on the back foot.’


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