How Manchester United defenders ignored Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's advice against West Brom

How Manchester United defenders ignored Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's advice against West Brom

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had warned his United players not to give West Brom stars any chance in the box

- The hosts took the lead when Mbaye Diagne headed in an opener after less than two minutes

- Manchester United further slip on the Premier League standings as they lost two more points

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Manchester United dropped points yet again in the Premier League and now their chances of winning the title becomes slimmer.

The Red Devils played a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Sunday afternoon, February 14, and now they trail Manchester City with seven points as the league leaders also have a game in hand.

Mbaye Diagne headed home an opener after less than two minutes at the Hawthorns after getting in between Victor Lindelof and David de Gea to meet a deep cross, before Bruno Fernandes restored parity just before half-time.

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The match ended 1-1, but speaking to Sky Sports before kick-off, Solskjaer warned:

“You can’t give any team any chance to get the ball in your box. If there’s one thing you know about West Brom and Sam, he’s going to challenge us, he’s going to put us under pressure.
“Stay higher maybe, be braver, put our bodies on the line. But we’re here to do a job. We know it’s not going to be an enjoyable, fun one. We need to do a professional job.”

Liverpool were condemned to their third straight Premier League defeat during their visit to the King Power Stadium by Leicester City earlier this weekend.

Having already lost to Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City, the Reds suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss to the Foxes in a manner that questions their title ambition.

How Manchester United defenders ignored Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's advice against West Brom

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his United side drop points at West Brom. Photo: Michael Steele
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Despite Mohamed Salah breaking the deadlock in the fixture after finding the back of the net in the 67th-minute schoolboy errors from Alisson Becker cost the Merseyside outfit the game.

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With James Maddison, Jamie Vardy, and Harvey Barnes all grabbing a goal each in the 78th, 81st, and 85th minutes respectively.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been named the Premier League manager of the month for January.

The Spanish born tactician has now won the prestigious eighth time after guiding the Citizens to victories in all nine games they played.

And this is the first time any club would achieve such a feat in the history of English football in a calendar month.

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