Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes positives from Clarets point


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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the character of his Manchester United side despite seeing his perfect start ended with a 2-2 draw at home to Burnley on Tuesday.

The Norwegian won his first eight games in charge after replacing Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford hot seat until the end of the season but United had to settle for a point against the Clarets.

The visitors held a 2-0 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining but a Paul Pogba penalty and Victor Lindelof’s first-ever goal for the club salvaged a point, and Solskjaer was pleased with the attitude of his players.

“The way they came back was fantastic, so of course you’re happy with the point,” said Solskjaer.

“Then again we could have got three. We just ran out of time towards the end and we started too late with the urgency that we needed, that’s a learning curve.

“But now you’ve got your answer: can they come back if they go one or two down? I’m very happy with the response.”

United remain sixth in the Premier League table and are two points adrift of Chelsea in fourth, although the Blues can extend their lead as they are in action at Bournemouth on Wednesday.

United are 3.25 to secure a top-four finish, while fifth-placed Arsenal are 3.50. Solskjaer’s side will bid to get back to winning ways at Leicester on Sunday and they are 1.91 to take maximum points. A win for the Foxes is 4.00 and a draw is 3.75.

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