Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has criticized the Red Devil’s form, citing that their recent draw against Sheffield United was another blow below that the belt, that has now gone too far.
The former England international also noted that the introduction of Alex Tuanzebe made things worse for United and such naïve tactical mistake from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was what handed initiative back to the home side which ultimately led to their 90th minute equalizer.
Manchester United had perhaps their worst first half display of the season, allowing Sheffield United a two-goal lead in the process.
Quick fire goals from three academy graduates however helped turn back the tide but that was not to last till the end as United was unable to keep Sheffield from scoring at the death.
For Hargreaves, the first 70 minutes remains perhaps the worst he had seen United put on since Ferguson left the club and judging from how well Solksjaer has performed over the months, it has become incredibly hard not to admit he is not a tactician capable of making changes that can turn United from losing a match into winning one.
Hargreaves believes that even the three-goal comeback cannot in any way be attributed to Solksjaer. According to him, the young players simply stepped up and took the bull by the horn. Mason Greenwood, Brandon Williams and Marcus Rashford are all under 22 yet on a night Phil Jones, who has spent close to a decade at the club, decided to embarrass himself, Solksjaer will thank his stars for the academy graduates.
Tuanzebe did replace Jones though but Owen maintains that such sub was even more damaging to United’s game plan as opposed to the disaster Phil Jones already was.
United sit 9th almost mid-way through the season and the Champions League qualification remains a pipe dream.