Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has criticised some players following Manchester United’s disappointing 1-1 draw against Southampton.
The Red Devils were looking to build on their 5-1 win over Leeds in their season opener when they travelled to the south coast only for them to drop points.
United delivered a disjointed display at St Mary’s and were a little lucky not to have lost the match.
With neither side finding the back of the net after the half-hour mark, the hosts took the lead thanks to Fred’s own goal.
Fred handed Southampton a deserved lead at the half-hour mark when Che Adams’ strike deflected off him.
The Manchester side went on to draw level in the second half through Mason Greenwood but were unable to score the much-needed winner.
Speaking after the match, Solskjaer conceded United were a little sloppy against the Saints, suggesting the performance could be down to fitness issues.
“Then there’s a couple of tactical issues to correct, but most of it was tiredness and sloppiness,” he said as quoted by Metro UK.
However, he was quick to single out Fred for blame, with the Norwegian contending the midfielder should have done better to stop Adams’ strike.
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“It might be a little bit lucky it deflected off Fred but he shouldn’t have dangled his leg, he should’ve blocked that shot. So we need better reactions when we don’t get decisions,” he added.