Matt Le Tissier claims that Man United had to pay because he was too defensive in a draw with Southampton
‘Manchester United of a bygone era would have really gone for the murder’: Matt Le Tissier claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had to pay because they were too defensive after taking the lead in a draw with Southampton
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier believes that Manchester United was punished for being too negative while leading Monday night against his former squad.
A late attack by Saints substitute Michael Obafemi took one run for the visitors to Old Trafford, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team dropped two runs in the race for a top-four finish.
It seemed that strikes in the first half by Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial – which lift Stuart Armstrong’s opener – would be enough to take United to third place, but the late goal means United will remain fifth with three more games left. to go.
Matt Le Tissier thinks Manchester United was too negative after taking the lead on Monday
Michael Obafemi had a last minute equalizer for Southampton at Old Trafford
The two fallen points are a blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hopes for a top-four finish
‘I thought so [Manchester United] leaned back a bit at 2-1, ‘said Le Tissier Sky Sports.
The Manchester United of days gone by would really have gone 2-1. You have to praise Southampton, but United’s teams from the past had not let them come at you. ‘
Speaking of the wider implications in the race for the Champions League qualifying, Le Tissier emphasized what he believes will be the crucial race ahead.
Marcus Rashford had previously scored for the hosts, but they were unable to hold three points
“The big one that stands out for me is Manchester United against Leicester,” he said of the last day’s clash on July 26.
“That can be an absolute barnstormer of a game. What a football match that will be. ‘
Colleague Sky Sports pundit and former Juventus, Chelsea and England women’s striker Eni Aluko believed that Southampton fully deserved their point at Old Trafford.
Saints striker Obafemi was a late substitute, but had an immediate impact on the death
“Southampton had 52 percent possession of the ball at Old Trafford, which is no easy feat,” Aluko said.
“They had a good occupancy rate towards the end of the game and controlled the game.
“Maybe Manchester United assumed the game was over, you can see how annoyed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was there at the end because they missed a big chance to finish third.”