Victor Lindelof says Manchester United have an annoying habit of dropping their performance levels after 20 minutes against so-called inferior sides.
Lindelof, who this week revealed he “missed” Jose Mourinho,has opened up about United’s start to the season, which sees them sitting in seventh place after 12 Premier League games.
Their record of won four, lost four and drawn four is not in fitting with recent United teams and Swedish defender Lindelof knows they need to be winning more games.
Lindelof is convinced that United should be rolling teams over from outside the top six, but already they have lost to Crystal Palace, West Ham, Newcastle and Bournemouth this season.
And the centre-back thinks he knows why and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be concerned.
“I generally think there is one thing we need to get better at if we are going to get back to the level Manchester United should be at; winning matches week in and week out,” Lindelof told Sport Bladet.
“Sometimes it does not have to be neat, but you should win anyway.
“Then a few days go by and we meet a slightly lower team, then we have to go in exactly the same way, not get comfortable.
“Those tendencies have existed even in these matches. We start well, play fast and get to positions – but then we stop with it after 20 minutes, complicate it and play poorly.”