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Solskjaer Rues Missed Opportunity Once Again

Man Utd Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man United once again lost to Wolves 2-1 for the second time in a matter of weeks. What was a lively start by the Red Devils, which should have had three goals early on in the half at least. United went on to stutter after that and Wolves slowly got into the game and found themselves in front.

That loss played right into the teams arms in and around them, with Arsenal, Spurs & Chelsea all winning this week and leaving United back down in sixth, albeit two points off the much coveted fourth place.

It seems a growing trend in the post-Fergie era, that the United teams when given the opportunity to make a leap forward, don’t take advantage and the defeat to Wolves was another prime example.

United could have been sitting in fourth on 64 points, joint with Spurs and it very much in their own hands. After the results last night, United have to hope for losses elsewhere and have given them a uphill task once again.

Solskjaer if anyone will know how to close seasons out, how to chase down the pack – as we seen at the start of the Norwegians United reign.

Many people once again are blaming the players, however, this United squad is too imbalanced and in all honesty, not good enough to compete. It’s not a new thing, it’s been a problem since Fergie’s latter years. Unfortunately for his successor’s, Fergie’s ability to get a top-class tune out of any Joe Bloggs has done them no favours.

Poor transfer decisions and a rotation of managers has halted United’s Premier League success, with the club now entering their seventh season without a Premier League title – or a close chance of one.

Ole has to find the cutting edge many of the United teams have had in the past, he has a big job in the summer and all the fans will be hoping to see less of the Wolves results and missed opportunities going forward.

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