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Solskjaer gives his verdict after United’s bore draw with Leeds

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Sheffield United at Old Trafford on January 27, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Keeton -
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists the bore draw against Leeds will not cause a drop in Man United’s momentum before the season ends.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched his Manchester United side put in a flat display to end a five-game winning run in all competitions as they drew 0-0 at Leeds United.

With the Red Devils looking to end the campaign on a high, finishing second in the Premier League and heading into the Europa League semi-finals in midweek, the drop-off in performance level hasn’t come at an ideal moment.

But Solskjaer isn’t concerned that it will have a lasting effect on his team, suggesting that United did well to stop Leeds overpowering the game after the break as they have done recently.

“There’s no guarantees in football, that’s for sure,” the United boss said as per Express Sport.

“I thought we played well, dominated the second half, just didn’t have the ball to fall correctly for us in the moments we had.

“When two teams meet you create problems, you solve problems, they give you things to think about and we made them adjust to us.

“We put a really big shift in. I have seen Leeds run over teams in the second half and it was the opposite.

“You don’t lose momentum, we are disappointed not to win but the boys have a lot of respect for Leeds. This is not going to be something we look back on as derailing our season.”

Solskjaer and company will now turn their attentions to the continent when they welcome Roma to Old Trafford for the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday.

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