A disappointed Bastian Schweinsteiger admitted Manchester United must win against teams like Leicester if they are to win the Premier League.
The veteran Germany star powered home a header from a corner to cancel out Jamie Vardy’s strike as United earned a 1-1 draw against high-flying Leicester, but the midfielder was upset United didn’t take all three points.
Vardy made history and broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 12-year record at the King Power Stadium as he drilled past David de Gea to net for the 11th consecutive Premier League match, but Schweinsteiger haeded home to earn Louis van Gaal a point.
“We know the runs that Jamie Vardy tries, so that goal means we’re not happy,” said Schweinsteiger to reporters.
“It came from our own corner, and our defence wasn’t good. It’s very disappointing that we conceded that type of goal.
“The timing of my goal was good, just a minute before half-time. But we are disappointed that we didn’t win – we had some chances to score a second. But it’s not been easy to play against Leicester this season.”
United dominated possession at the King Power Stadium, but could only muster two shots on target, while Leicester managed three shots on target and looked the more dangerous of the two sides.
Asked whether United should be happy a draw Schweinsteiger snapped: “Why? We are Manchester United. When you come to Leicester you have to win.
“I am happy to finally score. But I am not so happy because we are Manchester United and if you want to win something, you have to win at Leicester. We didn’t play well.”