Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticised his team’s finishing in their 3-0 victory over relegation-battling Aston Villa and says his strikers must learn to be more ‘clinical’.
Bruno Fernandes scored the first goal of the game from the spot before Mason Greenwood grabbed his 16th goal of the campaign in the first half.
Paul Pogba scored his first goal of the season in the second half and the Red devils created Premier League history by becoming the first club to score three or more in four consecutive matches.
The win means United are just one point below Leicester City in fourth and two points below Chelsea who are third on the table.
Asked if other sides fear Manchester United again, Solskjer said: ‘I don’t know about how other teams feel when they play us but we scored three today.
‘If we’re talking about goal difference then the defenders have done their jobs [with the clean sheet] but we created chances and we could have scored three, four or five more.
‘Of course you’re happy with the way in which we create chances but you have to be more clinical.’
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Anthony Martial was unhappy that he was taken off fifteen minutes to the end of game as the Frenchman was unable to add to his goal tally.
Solskjaer was later asked about the goal difference and how it could be a deciding factor in the race to qualify for Champions League, the United boss reiterated the need for his strikers to score more.
‘I think we could have scored many, many more goals and we’re keeping clean sheets,’ said Solskjaer. ‘Of course we go into any game wanting to win if we win but if it’s 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 it doesn’t matter as long as we get the points.
‘Hopefully the goal difference won’t be the deciding factor in the end because we should have had 10 more goals in the last two games.’