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Gary Neville said that Victor Lindelof’s display showed that Manchester United defenders did the exact opposite of Ole Gunnar Solskja’s instructions against West Brom.
Lazy striker Mbaye Diagne overtook Swedish defender put the hosts in front on Sunday.
But while Bruno Fernandes tied shortly before the break, United He couldn’t find a winner in a slow performance.
Again questions arose about its defenders; captain Harry Maguire, Lindelof and goalkeeper David de Gea have all faced criticism in recent weeks.
Solskjaer said before the game that he wanted his bottom line to “stay higher” amid inevitable pressure from West Brom. Speaking in Sky sports However, Neville criticized United for doing the opposite.
“I watched Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talk about their defenders pushing the field in their pregame interview, well that was the exact opposite, “said the co-commentator (via Daily express).
“West Brom was always going to put pressure on the United defense and get the ball into the box as soon as possible.
“They don’t move, Lindelof, Maguire, I said that two or three weeks ago. If you don’t change the two or three meters when the ball goes back, you will end up on top of your goalkeeper.
“It’s a brilliant ball, Diagne attacks it very well and attacks Lindelof and heads brilliantly past De Gea.”
Maguire got even more in the limelight when he complained about his denial of a penalty in the second half.
The English international fell to the challenge of Semi Ajayi and referee Craig Pawson gave a penalty. However, he overruled his decision after a closer inspection of the incident.
Interestingly, Maguire may well have been offside, a point Solskjaer made in his evaluation of the play.
Maguire complains at the VAR
“I was so sure it was a penalty. I don’t understand why they sent him to check it out, ”Maguire said.
“I’m next to the defender’s goal, I feel a touch on my shoulder, he pushes me back, and then I feel a clip on my heels as well.
“It was minimal, but it is a penalty, especially after the referee marks the point where you think there is no possibility of it being disallowed.”