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Solskjaer admits Manchester United confidence has taken a knock

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late goal for Everton at the weekend was a major knock to Manchester United’s confidence.

United appeared to be heading for all three points against the Toffees, but were stunned when the striker bundled home from a stoppage-time set-piece. The 3-3 draw has left United with work to do to chase in-form Premier League leaders Man City.

And as attentions now turn to the FA Cup fifth round game against West Ham, Solskjaer has reflected more on the Everton game.

“It was a hard knock to take of course, when you concede goals at the end like this,” he told MUTV.

“But then again, we’ve won games at the end so many times ourselves, so you can’t really go down in the cellar.

“You’ve just to get over it as quickly as you can, because the performance – apart from the last two minutes and especially the four minutes when they scored two goals in the beginning of the second half – was very good. The rest of it was very good.”

Solskjaer also sent his players a warning about West Ham, who have been the surprise packages of this season’s Premier League under David Moyes, and now have United loanee Jesse Lingard impressing for them.

The Norwegian added: “Yeah, they’ve been impressive. Of course we watch them closely with Jesse going there, and we were really happy for him to get the start that he did.

“But we felt it when we played them down in London a few months back, that it’s a team that really improving under David’s coaching and you can see an organised team, a physical team. So we know what we’re up against.”

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