Manchester United forced a 1-1 draw away to Club Brugge in a Europa League clash on Thursday night and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was unimpressed by a number of things.
Emmanuel Dennis opened the scoring for Brugge in the 15th minute before Anthony Martial netted the equalizer 16 minutes later to secure a 1-1 draw for his side. Despite getting a crucial away goal, Solskjaer criticized the Europa League ball adding that his side struggled in windy conditions.
"It was a difficult game against a well-organized team in difficult conditions, so I don’t think it was one of the best games anyone has seen. Bit sloppy concentration-wise, but the conditions with the pitch and the ball makes it hard. I think if you ask any player that doesn’t help when you want to play football," he said after the match.
Europa League ball
"It’s just different, and difficult to play with. Get one and try. It was difficult conditions out there. It was almost like an AstroTurf, it was bouncing, the ball is very, very quick and lively. So anything can happen."
"It’s the same for the two teams, of course, but the conditions weren’t nice, the wind and the rain. But anyway, strange goals for both teams. Their throw-in we scored from, and then a long kick just straight through the middle. So lack of concentration from both teams there."