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EPL: Chelsea told why they were lucky against Man United

Timothy Aiyeku

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has boasted that the West London club Chelsea were only lucky to have avoided a defeat against his side in the Premier League’s goalless draw on Saturday at the Old Trafford.

All odds went in favour of the Red Devils ahead of the game as they earlier enjoyed a 4-1 win over Newcastle in the previous Premier League game and another 2-1 win against French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League but that they failed to find the back of the net, no thanks to Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy who made some impressive saves.

The Blues had their own share of opportunity just like the Red Devils but none of the teams had their chances converted but Ole Gunnar Solakjer was confident that his team did not win the game because of the absence of fans at the Theatre of Dreams.

Man United manager admitted that both teams were busy during the week s they were involved in European competition which reflected in the game during the first half but the second half saw his team mount more pressure on their visitors.

He, therefore, affirmed that if the Stadium was full, there would have been more urgency to push his team into pressing harder for a goal as he added that he wishes to have the fans back.

However, the proposed return of fans to Stadiums this month has been postponed due to the rise in the cases of the coronavirus infection in England.

The last time fans had access to the Stadiums was last season when the coronavirus pandemic first broke out an forced the game on a short holiday. The game eventually returned across the globe but without the fans to be able to stop the spread as a result of the crowd.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.