Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed the fans for supporting David De Gea as Manchester United battled to a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford.
Man Utd opened scoring via Juan Mata in the 11th minute but the Blues scored when Marcos Alonso tapped in a rebound from David De Gea’s parried save.
Speaking after the game, Ole spoke about De Gea’s performance.
His words, “In the first half we did what we hoped. We got at them, created chances, got the first goal and played some nice football. In the second half we just didn’t seem to get that urgency back and that quality and tempo in our game. The mood in the dressing room at half-time was good, everyone supports each other and everyone supported David. They felt good in the game but after that we just couldn’t find the quality and tempo that we had in the first half. Both teams could have won it. Probably none of us deserved to win it so a draw is a fair result.”
“David’s been unbelievable for this club and that just says everything about the supporters, because we do support each other. There’s no chance that anyone can blame him for losing many points for us, so he’s been unbelievable. He will admit himself he could have stopped that goal, but that is football. He has got to rise again, wake up tomorrow and look forward.”
“There was maybe some tired legs out there, tired heads. We needed to win the game, we didn’t manage to get the quality that we had in the first half. We had that one chance cleared off the line with Marcos [Rojo] and they had a decent chance with [Gonzalo] Higuain, so all in all it’s a draw between two teams that have been fighting to get this fourth position.
”I don’t think we can blame injuries. We just wanted to keep the tempo going. We’re hoping Eric’s not too badly injured. Rashy’s struggled with his shoulder and he managed to play for an hour, but couldn’t do any more.“
“I don’t think we can give up until it’s theoretically over, but of course it’s a big mountain to climb. We need to focus on those last two games, do our best for ourselves, win games and see what the other games throw up. The end of a season throws up a few marginal decisions, strange results, so anything can happen.
”We still want to finish the season on a high and let’s see where that takes us now. Let’s see how many points we can get.“
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