This may either suggest that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is playing it safe against the sides that can cause his side more danger, or they lack attacking impetus against better defences.
That seemed to be the case against Chelsea, with very few clear cut goalscoring chances opening up for the visitors.
Speaking about his side’s performance, Solskjaer said: “Defensively, energy, application, attitude, pressing. Spot on. With the ball not good enough. Not enough quality.
“We didn’t create the chances we hoped for. If we score on that breakaway when it was two against one that’s the perfect away performance. Or if you get the penalty.”