After Manchester United’s humiliating 4-2 loss to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, Ole Gunnar Solskjær accused his team of not playing with enough intensity.
United, who have only earned one point in their last three games, fell to fifth place after a poor defensive performance.
After an early goal from Mason Greenwood, Leicester fought back and put pressure on Solskjr with some brutal finishing.
“The goals we conceded were disappointing,” United’s manager said. “The timing of them and the way they were conceded.
“We weren’t good enough with second balls and 50-50s – the things that give you the right to win a game of football. We couldn’t get them 50-50s turning our way. It says everything when your best player is the goalie, David de Gea, and still we conceded four goals.”
Solskjær defended his decision to start Harry Maguire, who was expected to miss the game with a calf injury. The defender was at fault when Youri Tielemans cancelled out Greenwood’s opener.
“It was my decision to play Harry,” Solskjær said. “He’s worked hard with his rehab. He’s a massive player for us. He’s our captain. Maybe he needed that first half to get going. But he got better throughout the game. The game was ebbing and flowing.”
Source : Guardian sport