Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blames the Europa League ball for Man Utd’s draw with Club Brugge in the first leg of their round of 32 encounter.
Manchester United failed to win the match against Club Brugge in their round of 32 Europa League first leag encounter. The Premier League side had to settle for 1-1 draw. However, they managed to get a crucial away goal.
United manager Solskjaer was positive about his side’s chances of making it to the quarter-finals. However, he was displeased with the ball that was used for the match as well as the harsh conditions his side had to play in.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blames the Europa League ball for Man Utd’s draw with Club Brugge
“It was a difficult game against a well-organised team in difficult conditions,” Solskjaer said at full-time. “I don’t think it was one of the best games that anyone’s seen.
“A bit sloppy concentration-wise, but the conditions with the pitch and the ball makes it hard.
“It’s just different and difficult to play with,” Solskjaer said of the ball, provided by Japanese company Molten. “You can get one and try! It’s light.
“But it’s the same for the two teams, of course. But the conditions weren’t nice, the wind and the rain.”
“It was difficult conditions out there; almost like an AstroTurf. It was bouncing, the ball is very, very quick and lively. So, anything can happen.”
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“Conditions with the pitch and the ball doesn’t help when you want to play football”
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Club Brugge boss Philippe Clement had a whole other view on the situation.
“We get the balls from UEFA, so it’s not our ball,” he said.
“In the Europa League games, it’s the same balls, so I don’t see a problem with that.”
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