Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that the Red Devils have not been clinical enough in recent games and wants an improvement as they host West Ham in the Premier League, Completesports.com reports.
The Red Devils have suffered a dip in form lately, winning only one game and scoring six goals in their last five league games.
Solskjaer will lead his team out against West Ham at the Old Trafford on Saturday, and he wants the players to play with more belief.
“You are never happy when you don’t win games,” Solskjaer said during his pre-match conference ahead of the match.
“We have played well but we’ve not had the belief and quality in front of goal.”
“We should have beaten Arsenal and Wolves with the chances we had. As a striker, I know how important that belief is. We have been practising putting the ball in the goal. Lately, we have not been clinical.”
Solskjaer also refuses to comment on the future of Ander Herrera who is set to join PSG when his contract runs out at the end of the season.
“Maybe the future might have been worrying him and maybe that is part of the reason why he is injured. Who knows?,” Solskjaer said.
“He has been working really hard to get fit from an injury that he sustained against Liverpool. He came back and got a different one in training. Unfortunately, it has come at a time where there are contract talks, which are ongoing. I can’t comment too much about what he has decided.”
Prompted further if Herrera might stay, the Manchester United boss added: “You have to ask him. I don’t know how they have been the last few talks. We have let him focus on his fitness.
“He is not happy when he can’t help his teammates. He always gives his all, it doesn’t matter whether he has five years on his contract or five weeks.”
Solskjaer also says Alexis Sanchez is in training but is unlikely to play against West Ham on Saturday while Ashley Young and Luke Shaw are suspended for the clash.
By Johnny Edward