Solskjaer delighted with Man Utd display against West Ham: But we've to work better defensively

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased with Manchester United's performance against West Ham United.

David De Gea's penalty save in stoppage time denied West Ham an equaliser, following Jesse Lingard's late goal to put the Red Devils ahead.

Solskjaer was delighted with his team, but admitted they still needed to work on their defence.

"Very happy with the performances – 11 corners, a few big chances that we missed," Solskjaer told reporters. "First 10-15 minutes of the second half I thought we pressed them really well, made them give the ball away five or six times in their own box more or less, and it's one of them, we can't get a counter-attack every time we have a corner. There was a few having to sprint back a couple of times.

"We have to work better defensively, no doubt. In the first half, we were too easy to play through. We will work on it because there is no respite when you play football. I've spoken about how you can't take rests when you defend.

"We dropped into a back six [for the goal] and there were too many spaces. We were too late to charge the ball. We've already sorted that and spoke about that at half-time. It was better in the second half and a great response, that was a big thing for me – how do you react when you go 1-0 down? It was a very, very good five minutes for us."

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