Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
NBCSports Header Logo

Solskjaer about what went wrong, and right, in Man United draw

The Blades and Red Devils combined for a wild six-goal thriller at Bramall Lane, as Man United rallied from 2-0 down to take the lead before Oli McBurnie forced a stalemate at the death.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t know what to make of Manchester United’s 3-3 draw with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

The Red Devils boss saw his left-for-dead side rally from a 2-0 deficit with three quick second half goals only to concede a sloppy stoppage time equalizer.

[ MORE: Wilder reacts to 3-3 draw ]

That’s not good, and it’s not like this game was a one-off. For thrills? Sure, but this club is supposed to take care of the business at a newly-promoted club coming off an international break.

“It’s mixed emotions,” Solskjaer said, via Sky Sports. “You can’t be happy, we’ve not performed for the majority of the game but the attitude and the way they’ve turned things round, we’ve shown what we’re capable of and we’ve shown ourselves what we’re capable of.

“We should win games like this but you’ve got to learn from that disappointment of the first 70 minutes.”

So why was his team so flat out of the gate, dominated by the Blades?

The answer might be that Solskjaer opted for a 3-man back line including overmatched Phil Jones, but here’s what the boss said about the opening malaise.

“It’s football, sometimes it’s beyond tactics, the passion, the drive, the supporters first half, the energy of their team was so much different to ours, and then our energy and belief come back in.”

Follow @NicholasMendola