Manchester United who won 1-0 at Partizan Belgrade, failed to impress boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who wants his forwards to defend more from the front. Manchester United’s unbeatable streak in the Europa League continues as Anthony Martial secures a goal in the first-half that gave them seven points from three games.
And though Martial may have won the game, he failed to tackle even once during his 60 minutes on the pitch and even his replacement Marcus Rashford failed. They were also followed by Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard, as both failed to win a tackle.
And though Solskjaer claimed he was happy with his defenders, he demands more from his front men. He said, “Second half I thought we dug in really well in the box, defended really well in the box. They played well in the second half and made us defend too deep. I’m not happy with the defending at the front. I think that’s been one of our strengths this season but I thought that was non-existent in the second half. That needs sorting out because we don’t want to be a team who is just defending in the box.”
Solskjaer who desperately wants his team to wrap up top spot in Group L as soon as possible also claimed that he is happy with his teams’ overall defending as that has kept Manchester United from being unbeaten, but he now wants his team to see a more clinical nature. Solskjaer is under a lot of pressure this season due to poor results but seems like his team came to his rescue after they drew against all-time rival, Liverpool.
Manchester United will face two tricky opponents in away games, Norwich and Bournemouth, in near future, while they would also face Chelsea in EFL Cup game.