Paul Scholes claims Man Utd star was ‘bullied’ in Southampton draw

Date published: Tuesday 14th July 2020 9:37

Man Utd legend Paul Scholes thinks Victor Lindelof was “bullied” during the Red Devils’ 2-2 draw against Southampton on Monday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men 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.

But, just as the jump to third in the league beckoned, substitute Michael Obafemi struck deep in stoppage time.

Obafemi reacted quickest to a flick on by Jan Bednarek to slot the ball in at the back post. But 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.

Just another challenge for United players

“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.”


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