Mindset to blame for United defeat, says Schneiderlin

Date published: Tuesday 12th April 2016 8:37

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Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has pointed to a mental problem as an explanation for their collapse against Tottenham on Sunday.

Spurs fired three quick-fire second-half goals to end United’s recent run of good results as the hosts cruised to an impressive 3-0 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Tottenham maintained their title tilt with goals from Deli Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela in devastating six-minute spell which left United shell-shocked and Schneiderlin believes the mindset in the squad could be to blame.

“After the first goal we lost a bit of shape, maybe it was a mental thing,” Schneiderlin told the Manchester Evening News.

“In the first half we had possession and caused a few problems but after the goal it happened so quickly, three goals so quick cannot happen.

“Everyone has their head down like you can imagine,” said the 26-year-old Frenchman. “No-one would have thought that after 60 minutes it would have been 3-0.

“But fair play to them they got us when we were a bit down. Like I say it is us to blame.”

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