Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer acknowledged luck was on his team’s side as they edged past West Ham 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer rung the changes from the 1-0 midweek defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League and United turned in a disjointed performance, as Paul Pogba struck twice from the penalty spot either side of Felipe Anderson’s 49th-minute equaliser.
However, Solskjaer was keen to point out that on other occasions during a recent fallow run of form, United had not been so fortunate.
“Sometimes you get more than you deserve and today is one of them. Watford [a 2-1 home win last month] last time was one of them.
“But then again, Arsenal and Watford – the two away games we’ve lost we should have won. So it evens itself out in the long run.
“Luckily it wasn’t Barcelona on the other side but West Ham played well, played better than us, created chances.”
Not for the first time over recent seasons, a United manager was left to marvel at the heroics of David de Gea, who completed an incredible second-half save from Michail Antonio when the score was 1-1.