Midtjylland man: Man United ‘play a little slow’

Date published: Friday 19th February 2016 2:27

Midtjylland midfielder Kristoffer Olsson has claimed full house on Manchester United bingo by claiming they are slow, negative and lacking in leadership.

Olsson – a former trainee at Arsenal – made five tackles and five interceptions in midfield as United were humiliated by the minnows of Denmark.

United’s performance prompted Matt Stead to write that this current incarnation of United are a ‘failure from top to bottom’.

Olsson told the Daily Mirror: “They play a little slow. It’s hard to have an opinion when it’s the first time I play against them, I don’t know how they usually are, but I felt that they didn’t have any real leader.

“There was a lot of negativity, but I don’t know if it was more than usual . We knew that they were feeling low and took advantage of that.”

United defender Chris Smalling admitted: “It was a performance that wasn’t acceptable. We need to start rewarding these fans who travel this far and give us great support throughout the whole game. I think we all know that it wasn’t good enough.

“Conceding before half time didn’t help, we didn’t really kick on with that belief in the second half, and I think we lost far too many tackles and a lot of second balls.

“I think in these games when you play teams that are lesser than Manchester United, you need to win your tackles and second balls. When you don’t do that, then it is an even playing field on the pitch. So I think that we’ve only got ourselves to blame for the result.”

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