Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Manchester United manager, has described their goalless draw with Arsenal as “very unfortunate”.
Solskjaer said his players followed his instructions, but still failed to leave the Emirates without maximum points.
Manchester City’s narrow 1-0 victory over Sheffield United earlier in the day piled more pressure on United in the title race.
It is really unfortunate for Solskajer’s side, because it lost to Chris Wilder’s men at Old Trafford during the week and were looking to bounce back on the road.
The stalemate against Arsenal made it 18 Premier League games without defeat – a new club record.
While speaking to Sky Sports Solskjaer said: “Good performance, two massive chances in the second half, but unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. We had the greater share of possession, the better chances, there was a spell in the second half we dropped off but apart from that I’m pleased with the boys.
“I felt we had the upper hand but didn’t get Paul [Pogba] in the game, and we wanted him to get on the ball more and Anthony [Martial] to drive at them. We wanted Paul to dictate the play more.
“It [was] definitely a disappointing one [losing to Sheffield United on Wednesday]. Today they did what they should do. You can’t control if they take the chances or not.
“We take the point and move on to Southampton on Tuesday. It’s like an NBA season this, on the road again.”