Against Brighton in the Premier League, Hannibal Mejbri scored for Man United, but that was a rare highlight.
Peter Schmeichel, a former goalkeeper for Manchester United, has ripped into the Reds following their Saturday afternoon loss to Brighton.
During Brighton’s visit to Old Trafford, goals from ex-United striker Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross, and Joao Pedro put an end to the game, handing United its third loss of the year. The result places the team with just six points from a possible 15 in 12th place.
When United fell behind 1-0, they might have found some hope when Rasmus Hojlund scored on his entire debut. But soon after the potential equalizer was disallowed after a VAR review, Brighton scored their second and third goals to take the lead.
In a 3-1 loss, United’s goal scorer was Hannibal Mejbri. It was his first goal on a senior level for the team.
With growing issues both on and off the field this season, United have a short turnaround for their upcoming Champions League encounter against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night (8pm). But after yet another lackluster performance, Erik ten Hag and his team must wait for the dust to settle.
On Saturday afternoon, Schmeichel was serving as a commentator for Premier League Productions, and the former goalie was forthright in his evaluation. “Really slowly,” he added, “they’ve reverted to what we saw this season: too many passes, too many sluggish passes, and insufficient rushing.
There isn’t enough gambling, taking chances, or entering the ring. There is zero pressure on the ball.
Prior to their 3-1 loss on Saturday, United had defeated Wolves and Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford but had lost to Tottenham and Arsenal in north London before the break. Ten Hag and his team meet Burnley the next Saturday night at 8 o’clock at Turf Moor following the Bayern match.