Manchester United Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that the Europa League ball was “difficult” for the players after their 1-1 draw away at Club Brugge, MySportDab reports.
Anthony Martial’s goal puts United ahead but the visitors were second best for most parts of the game in Belgium.
understands Nigerian Star Emmanuel Dennis opened the scoring for Brugge at the Jan Breydel Stadium and was also a huge problem for the United defence throughout the match.
Martial and Luke Shaw were the only two impressive performers for Solskjaer during the game last night.
And the Norwegian has insisted that the Europa League ball supplied by Japanese manufacturer Molten was not helpful in tough weather conditions in Bruges.
Speaking after the match, Solskjaer said: “It was a difficult match against a goo team in difficult conditions.
“I don’t think it was a good game that anyone’s seen. We were sloppy, concentration-wise, and the conditions, with the pitch and ball, made things hard.
“You can ask the players, that ball was not helpful when you want to play football.
“It’s just very different and difficult to play with, but it’s the same for both teams of course. It’s light – you should get one and try it.
“But conditions were difficult, with wind and rain.”
“We got a draw, a goal, so they’ve got to come to Old Trafford and score, and if they need to get a draw, then they need to score more than one. Hopefully we will finish the job.”
Manchester United play next on Sunday against Watford in the Premier League before the 2nd leg against Brugge next Thursday.