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Solskjaer Names Issue With Manchester United Performance Against Villa

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Aston Villa were too dominant in parts as his team were held to a 2-2 draw on Sunday.

Villa took the lead through Jack Grealish’s curled effort and eventually made it 2-2 through Tyrone Mings’ first Premier League goals after a Tom Heaton own goal and Victor Lindelof’s header.

The result leaves United in 9th in the Premier League table and six points away from the relegation zone but speaking to reporters after the match, Solskjaer backed his young team to improve.

“We didn’t go out together as a team,” the manager said. “We should have done better. These boys will learn and improve.

“Sometimes inconsistency will happen with young boys. We failed to control the game at times but we can’t do anything about that now.

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“We have to work on us as a team and become a better unit. Aston Villa had too many counter-attacks for my liking.”

United sit eight points adrift of the top four and asked if his side can reach the Champions League qualification places, Solskjaer added: “That will take care of itself in the end.

“We have to be better, we have to work as a team and become a better unit. Today it was end to end, we were exciting going forward but we should have controlled the game more.”

United have only won four games out of 14 in the Premier League, with a sixth draw – a second in as many league games – representing another blow in their season.

Their run of fixtures gets tougher too, with a match against Tottenham on Wednesday followed by a trip to champions Manchester City next Saturday.

As for Villa, their latest point lifts them onto 15 points and into 15th place, with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge up next for Dean Smith’s side.

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Liverpool 2-0 Watford: Salah Nets Brace As Sloppy Reds Beat Bottom-Placed Hornets

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Mo Salah scored two classy goals to give Liverpool another victory, but they had to ride their luck against bottom-placed Watford in a strange match at Anfield

Salah’s curling effort in the 37th minute put the Reds in front, finishing off a flowing counter attack.

Sadio Mane had a goal ruled out for offside early in the second half, before Salah made sure of the points with a fine flicked finish in the final minutes of the match.

Watford, in their first game under new boss Nigel Pearson, looked much improved and created several good chances but were wasteful in front of goal.

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Nigerian Footballer, Odion Ighalo, Loses His Sister

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Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has just announced the death of his sister, Mary Ighalo.

Ighalo who made the announcement on his verified Instagram page revealed that Mary died on Thursday, December 12th 2019.

However, the striker who currently plays for Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua didn’t state how she died.

May her soul rest in peace. Amen.

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Former Nigerian Footballer Philip Osondu Is Dead

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Former Nigerian footballer, Philip Osondu has died in Belgium after taking self to the hospital to be examined on Thursday.

He was said to have felt unwell at work and decided to visit the hospital where he subsequently died.

Osondu played regularly for the youth teams of Nigeria, but never reached the first team.

In 1987 he participated in the World U-16 tournament in Canada. Nigeria reached the final, but then lost on penalties to the Soviet Union.

He got the World Cup Golden Ball as best player of the tournament.

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