Peter Schmeichel says Manchester United midfielders are ‘confused’ after Champions League exit
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 13, 2023 - 05:47AM
Peter Schmeichel claims Manchester United’s lack of pace is a big issue for Erik ten Hag (CBS Sports)

believes ’s midfielders are ‘confused’ by ’s instructions following their exit on Tuesday evening.

United crashed out of Europe altogether .

Ten Hag’s side registered just one shot on target and struggled to create chances as Kingsley Coman’s second-half goal sealed the win for Bayern.

Schmeichel, meanwhile, believes United’s lack of pace in attacking areas will be a concern for Ten Hag but feels Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay and Sofyan Amrabat were not working together as a midfield trio.

‘Everything about today was a little bit weird at Old Trafford, just before kick-off I said the stadium was still not full, there’s no atmosphere, there was a bit of a weird atmosphere, it took all the way up to the 51st minute for the home fans to do anything like a little bit of support for the team,’ Schmeichel told CBS Sports.

‘It was just like that, there were a lot of supporters there, they were vocal all the way through, it was like they were dominating, and it reflecting from the performance.

Manchester United are out of Europe after their defeat to Bayern Munich (Getty)

‘On the pitch, it was just average, and that is even being nice. There are a lot of players in that team that have to have a bit of a meeting with themselves and look at their performance today.

‘There were a lot of players who thought this was all about them today, trying to be the hero in quite a few situations where a pass would’ve been a better option. There were a lot of things not going right today.

‘It’s not nice being a Man United supporter to see that kind of performance today. I have to be honest, right from the word go I never felt there was a goal coming, never at any point, correct me if I’m wrong I don’t think we created a single chance all game.

‘There isn’t a lot of pace in the team. You’ve got a little bit on the left wing, a little bit up front, but then you’ve got a midfield who seems to be confused with what their job is – some of the are pressing, some of them aren’t pressing, they leave that massive gap between the defenders and the front players, and it’s like two linear lines. Everything seems a little bit out of sync.’


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