Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticises Manchester United strikers after West Brom draw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt his side should have beaten West Brom (Picture: getty)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was critical of his side’s strikers for failing to find a winner in a costly 1-1 draw against West Brom on Sunday.

The Red Devils were behind within three minutes when Mbaye Diagne headed past David De Gea.

Bruno Fernandes levelled before half-time and United would have expected to go on to find a winner against Sam Allardyce’s side.

However, the visitors didn’t create the volume of chances that would have been expected, with the best chances falling to Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire.

But there were occasions when fine crosses from Luke Shaw, Greenwood and Aaron Wan-Bissaka flashed across goal without a United forward getting themselves on the end of the deliveries.

United trail City by seven points . (Photo by Nick Potts – Pool/Getty Images)

‘You don’t do enough to win if you don’t get the finish or last pass off,’ said Solskjaer.

‘Mason Greenwood flashed the ball across the goal, someone should be there.

‘They call me a tap-in merchant. We should have been there.’

The draw means United have picked up just 10 points from their last seven Premier League matches.

Though Solskjaer is not giving up on the Premier League title, the United boss will surely be starting to look nervously over his shoulder as the fight for the top four intensifies.

United are seven points clear of five-place Chelsea but the resurgent Blues have a game in hand against Newcastle on Monday night.

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