Manchester United manager Solskjaer unhappy with Crystal Palace defeat

Solskjaer bemoans Man United's second penalty miss of the week as his side fell to a defeat to Crystal Palace.

Ayew kept his cool to slot home beyond David de Gea. [REUTERS]

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was disappointed with how his side performed when they played Crystal Palace on Saturday, saying they were not clinical enough.

United fell to a shock 2-1 defeat to the south London club and the Norwegian said they didn't control the game that had plenty of chances.

Palace opened the scoring in the first half when Jordan Ayew found the net in the 32nd minute.

United had a chance to get back on level terms in the 70th minute but Marcus Rashford's spot-kick hit the inside of the post.

However, Daniel James equalised in the 89th minute for the homeside who eventually lost the match when Patrick van Aanholt scored in injury time to secure the Eagles' first Premier League win over the Red Devils.

Rashford reacts after missing a second-half penalty. [Getty Images]

"Two games, two missed penalties," said Solskjaer as BBC Sport quoted. "If you score them, it's a different scenario.

"We just weren't clinical enough. They scored two very easy goals. We created enough to win the game. But we didn't defend well enough.

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"We dominated the game but we didn't control it. We should have dealt better with the last five minutes."

Patrick van Aanholt celebrates his late winner. [Image: Action Images via Reuters]

Speaking to United's official website, Solskjaer said: "The last two results were disappointments because at Wolverhampton you feel we deserved to win, and today we deserved to win, but you don't always get what you deserve in football.

"We have to make sure we go to Southampton with the bit between our teeth and play better, score goals and win the game.

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"The first half was poor. In the first half-an-hour you're feeling you're controlling it and maybe it seems too easy. We didn't really have that zip and urgency about us and they scored with the first chance.

"Just a long kick, it should never happen, that's poor defending. But in the second half, I thought we were excellent. We were pressing, pushing, creating chances, just not scoring."

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