Manchester United failed to beat minnows Aston Villa on Sunday but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær has an explanation.
Jack Grealish struck in the 11th minute to put visiting Aston Villa in the lead then team-mate Tom Heaton etched his name on the wrong side with an own goal which leveled matters for both teams in the 42nd minute.
Victor Lindelof’s 64th-minute goal could have handed Man United all the points at Old Trafford but Tyrone Mings was quick to cut the celebration. He scored in the 66th minute to make it 2-2 paving way for a fruitless fight into the Full-time whistle.
Speaking after the match, a worried Ole Gunnar Solskjær expressed his frustrations citing panic as the main reason for dropping the points at home.
“Disappointed with the first half especially because I think after we conceded the goal we didn’t get brits of the game, and we didn’t get our heads together as a team and it was like it was a bit like we have to do things instead of knowing it’s still a lot of time to get that goal,” the under-fire Norwegian manager said.
“Sometimes you know when you concede at Old Trafford early it can give you much pressure,” he added.
With this result, Manchester United are now 9th on the premier league log with 18 points. They’re just below Arsenal, who have 19 points, and above Burnley. Liverpool are still highflying at the summit with an eight-point gap above second-placed Leicester City.