Owen Hargreaves has branded the first 70 minutes of Manchester United’s performance against Sheffield United on Sunday as “dreadful”.
The Red Devils went 2-0 down to Chris Wilder’s side at Bramall Lane before Marcus Rashford completed a seven-minute comeback after 79 minutes, only for Oli McBurnie to make it 3-3 in stoppage time.
For the first 70 minutes of the contest, however, the Blades were on top and speaking to Premier League Productions, Hargreaves said that boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be delighted at how youngsters Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood sparked the fightback.
“Good luck making sense of that. For 70 minutes they were dreadful, they really were dreadful – that was probably their worst performance of the season,” the pundit said.
“The first half was a disaster, nothing short of. Sheffield United should have been up by more goals, but [Solskjaer] made changes.
“The one thing you can take from it is that the young kids stepped up, so almost kind of out with the old, in with the young guys. That’s what you’ll get from today. Because his team shape and the inclusion of Phil Jones did not work.”
United turn their attentions to the Europa League action on Thursday when they face Astana away from home.