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Peter Schmeichel Hammers Manchester United Star Over Lack Of Effort Vs Brentford

Peter Schmeichel Hammers Manchester United Star Over Lack Of Effort Vs Brentford
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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While it took a late Brentford equaliser to deny Manchester United the victory at the Gtech Community Stadium last night, very few would argue that Erik ten Hag's side deserved to come away from the fixture with three points.

They were thoroughly outplayed throughout the contest, giving up a remarkable 31 shots to the opposition over the course of the game. The xG certainly told a story at the end of the match, with the hosts creating far better scoring opportunities.

Mason Mount thought he had secured the victory for Manchester United deep in injury time, scoring his first goal for the club in the 96th minute.

However, Kristoffer Ajer would equalise a few minutes later to ensure that the two sides would share the spoils on the night.



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Peter Schmeichel hammers Manchester United man for Brentford error

Manchester United may not have deserved to win last night's game, but they will be extremely frustrated not to do so considering the late lead they took in the contest.

The equaliser they conceded was a poor one, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka costing his side dearly by playing a number of Brentford players onside.


Speaking on SuperSports, Peter Schmeichel was very critical of the United defender over his role in the goal.

That would have been so undeserved had that stood as a 1-0 win.

It comes down to a lot of things. You look at the stats, touches in the opposition box, but I’m looking at how much the team work, how much they run.

Brentford ran five kilometres more and I think that tells a very big story about what this game was all about. They wanted to chase every ball...

The standards are low. We [Schmeichel and fellow pundit Andy Cole] grew up with Sir Alex Ferguson at the club and you had to be proud of what you did on the pitch...

If you look at Wan-Bissaka on the Brentford goal, and this is what I mean by standards. Wan-Bissaka is out there to the left, the ball gets crossed and now look at him. He’s walking off, walking, walking, he’s jogging!

And Ivan Toney would have been offside had he followed the back-four line up and then that goal wouldn’t have happened.

Look at him [Wan-Bissaka] coming out! Look at it!

That’s not Manchester United, that’s not pride, that’s not high standards. That’s not focussing on what your job is.

Manchester United would have hoped that their FA Cup victory over Liverpool would help them gain momentum over the remainder of the season, although this performance was a stark reminder of the issues that are still present in the side.

It remains to be seen if Erik ten Hag can remedy those problems over the coming weeks.

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