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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to Marcus Rashford missing sitter in Leicester draw


Rashford missed a sitter (Picture: Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford was guilty of missing a sitter in Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer acknowledged it was a ‘glorious’ opportunity.

In the opening stages of the match, the United forward headed over from a few yards out when it looked easier to score.

Rashford did get on the scoresheet afterwards, with Bruno Fernandes getting another goal but Leicester twice equalised through Harvey Barnes and an Axel Tuanzebe own goal after a scuffed effort from Vardy.

And Solskjaer was frustrated his side didn’t put the game to bed.

‘Disappointed we didn’t win today because we had loads of big chances and we could’ve finished it off but they’re a dangerous side, the goal from Jamie Vardy just shows his quality,’ he told BT Sport.

‘It was a good goal from Marcus Rashford as well and I’m glad he scored. He knows the first chance was a glorious one [missed chance in the first half]. Missing that is just one of those things.

Solskjaer was left frustrated (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Both goals should’ve been closed down quicker – the first one definitely and the second one we should manage to stop the cross. You always look at goals conceded, what we should’ve or could’ve done better.

‘Of course we’ve got a game in three days – we have an extra recovery day which we will use wisely. One point is not the worst result but we’re disappointed to not get the three points against a tough side.’

Vardy saw a goal chalked off his tally after Leicester’s second was credited as an Axel Tuanzebe own goal – something he’d seen coming.

‘I don’t think I’ll get credited for that goal, I think it was going wide – but it’s got us a point that I thought we thoroughly deserved,’ said Vardy.

‘It is all about patience. You can’t score with every attack it’s about keeping the ball and making the best opportunities to score as possible and hopefully be in a position to be on the end of a cross at the end of it.

‘No one wanted to lose – everyone was going for the win but I think we played really well against a good team and defended resolutely so we can be happy with a point.

‘We were a bit disappointed at half time to go in at 1-1. Their goal was a bit lucky but that’s one of those things it’s how you react in football and we reacted well. Harvey Barnes’ goal was excellent. We just had to keep probing and create the chances.

‘Happy with a draw but there’s another game in two days so we look forward to that one.’

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