Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed Edinson Cavani to “score a few points soon”, after the Uruguayan’s poor finish cost Manchester United two potential extra points in a goalless draw against Arsenal.
The Red Devils weren’t at their best on Saturday, but they created two golden opportunities for the 33-year-old, but the generally reliable striker first hit Bernd Leno with his close-range effort and then fired acrobatically . wide late.
These failures proved costly as Man Utd failed to find the net at Emirates Stadium, dropping two more points in the Premier League title race. But coach Solskjaer was optimistic after the game, and he backed Cavani to strike a rich vein of form after his poor performance against the Gunners.
“He’s there, I was a striker myself, I had times when I didn’t score, goof him [Sir Alex Ferguson] and everyone around me was saying “you were there to miss opportunities,” Solskjaer said.
“To score you have to miss a few and he will definitely mark a few soon.”
Speaking of the game as a whole, Solskjaer argued that Man Utd created enough chances to beat Arsenal and claimed that they were “in control of the game” despite the Gunners arguably closing in, when Alexander’s free kick Lacazette shook the crossbar.
“We have created enough scoring chances, we will work on them and re-launch them. We see this as a step forward after Wednesday night, ”he said.
“I felt we were in control, the free kick that hits the bar can still come in, but that didn’t bother us too much. We were a little passive off the beaten track, they got a few hits too many, but David wouldn’t mind too many of them. “
The draw leaves Man Utd behind Manchester City by three points in the Premier League table, while the Citizens still hold a game in hand against their fierce rivals.