Man Utd legend Paul Scholes thinks Victor Lindelof was “bullied” by Michael Obafemi during the Red Devils’ 2-2 draw against Southampton on Monday.
They were on course for a fifth successive Premier League victory, having bounced back from Stuart Armstrong’s early opener through Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial goals in quick succession.
But, just as the jump to third in the league beckoned for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, substitute Obafemi struck in stoppage time to seal a 2-2 draw the Norwegian could have few arguments with.
Obafemi reacted quickest to a flick on by Jan Bednarek to slot the ball in at the back post and Scholes reckons Lindelof should’ve done better defensively.
“Lindelof I think has to be a stronger there,” Scholes told Premier League Productions.
“He has to be goal side. He allows himself to get a little bit bullied by the centre forward as he manages gets a foot in. I don’t think Lindelof really reads the danger there as he should do as a centre half.”
Reacting to the draw, Man Utd boss Solskjaer said: “Well, we have been on a great run. It’s not going to be like turning up and being given three points.
“They’re going be tough games, the next three as well.
“We didn’t expect anything else than what we got here today from Southampton.
“We knew they were going to be positive, they were going to go for it.
“It was a good game of football that unfortunately ended in a conceded goal at the end for us.
“I have to say the mentality of the boys has been brilliant. We’ve had a few setbacks over the season, of course, and this is another challenge for us.
“I am very confident in the mentality of them. Very disappointed, of course, but we have to take the disappointments as well as the positives when you win games.
“Conceding with one of the last kicks and lose two points, that’s just part of football.
“We’ve learned a hard lesson today hopefully, so we’ll make it right, we’ll put it right. I trust the boys in that respect.”