Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has described their barren draw against Arsenal as ‘very unfortunate’ because his boys played according to instructions.
The Red Devils set a new club record in their 0-0 draw with Arsenal but lost ground on rivals Man City in the title race.
City played earlier in the afternoon, beating Sheffield United 1-0 at the Etihad, piling the pressure on the Red Devils.
Solskajer’s side lost to the Blades at Old Trafford during the week but their away form has been much more impressive.
The stalemate at the Emirates made it 18 Premier League games without defeat – a new club record.
Solskjaer on Sky Sports: “Good performance, two massive chances in the second half but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. We had the greater share of possession, the better chances, there was a spell in the second half we dropped off but apart from that I’m pleased with the boys.
“I felt we had the upper hand but didn’t get Paul [Pogba] in the game and we wanted him to get on the ball more and Anthony [Martial] to drive at them. We wanted Paul to dictate the play more.
“It [was] definitely a disappointing one [losing to Sheffield United on Wednesday]. Today they did what they should do. You can’t control if they take the chances or not.
“We take the point and move on to Southampton on Tuesday. It’s like an NBA season this, on the road again.”