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"The tempo was missing"at Selhurst Park - Man Utd boss Solskjaer.

Amid the fog at Selhurst Park, Solskjaer's boys were below par and continued their goalless run in south London.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer [Getty]
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer [Getty]

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd.

Manchester United were characterless as they played out a disappointing goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

If you thought the goalless draw against Chelsea on Sunday was boring, well the tie at Selhurst Park last night was spiritless.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side showed they are truly not ready to win the title yet as they struggled to create a chance against Roy Hodgson's Eagles that got the point that they prepared for.

The Red Devils are now 13 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City - who have won 21 games on the trot and host their neighbours for the Manchester Derby at the Etihad this weekend.

Following the clash in South London, Solskjaer admitted Man United were not good enough against Crystal Palace.

Solskjaer told Sky Sports: "It's disappointing. We were just a little bit off. If you're not spot on you're not going to win games.

"Sometimes it's human nature, sometimes you don't work at your best. Today we didn't. It's been a long season but everyone has the same season.

"We kept giving the ball away. There were times in the first half we built some pressure, had some half-decent chances but we kept giving it away.

"Then you don't build momentum and that's the game you get.”

While speaking to BBC’s Match of the Day, the Norwegian added that they didn’t have the right tempo throughout the game.

He: "It's not good as you know if you want to move up the table, you need to win. You have to earn the right, you have to win tackles, you have to fight, you have to play passes better, but we kept giving the ball away.

"The tempo was missing, once in a while it happens. It wasn't one of our best nights that's for sure.

"Roy Hodgson always sets his teams up to be really hard to play against and it just showed again tonight. A couple of times when we had the tempo in the right positions, we created decent opportunities but I don't think we deserved anything more than one point.

"Of course it's a concern. When you have three clean sheets in a row, that will help you win games but we haven't produced the quality. We just have to find a spark again, the quality again and try and wins the games.

"Dean Henderson saved the point for us as he's not really had too much to do. But that shows he is maturing and growing and gaining experience.

On the weekend's game with Manchester City, he replied: "We go into every game thinking we need to win and we want to win. We just have to concentrate on ourselves. We know we're in a fight to be top four, so every game is important."

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