After a disappointing contest against Arsenal on Monday, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested that he was still confident of his side having a great year despite their worst start in 30 years.

From seven matches in the 2019-20 season, Man United have accumulated as many as nine points. It is for the first time they have not reached the double digits at this stage of the league since the 1989-90 season, where they had finished 13th.

Overshadowing their past legendary rivalries, Man United and Arsenal produced a poor show at Old Trafford that ended at a 1-1 draw on Monday. Scott McTominay put the home side 1-0 by scoring from the edge of the area. Just before the hour, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted for Arsenal, but, it was ruled out for offside. However, the VAR overturned the decision to hand Arsenal the equalizer at the 58th minute.

After the draw at home, Solskjaer explained that every game is a learning curve for his side and it is just a matter of time when his boys learned to convert their 1-0 leads into wins.

Making up to do: Marcus Rashford missed a penalty in Manchester United's 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend
Manchester United was held at 1-1 draw by Arsenal at home on Monday in the Premier League. AFP / Lindsey Parnaby

"How many times have we been 1-0 up and not got the second goal? This is a steep learning curve for us and we’ll keep working hard and, with more experience, we’ll make the right decisions. It’s another game that we’re 1-0 up – Southampton, Wolverhampton, we need to learn to win these games," the Man United boss added.

Further backing his team, Solskjaer said, "There are many things that give me loads of confidence. We can talk about performance but it’s results that matter. You can talk about results, I can talk about six out of seven good performances. West Ham, we know, was below par [losing 2-0] but it wasn’t as bad as you lot made it out to be."

The draw has left Man United at No. 10 on the points table, while Arsenal have climbed up to No. 4, below Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City. Man United will next head to the St James' Park to lock horns against Newcastle United in the Premier League and Arsenal will host Bournemouth next weekend.