Manchester United lost the victory with an own goal in 2-0… Scholes, “It was impossible in the era of Sir Ferguson”

“Careless at 2-0? A situation that makes no sense”.

Manchester United drew 2-2 in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the 2022-2023 European Football Association (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on the 14th (hereinafter Korean time).

After Marcel Sabitzer scored the opening goal in the 14th minute, United shook the net again in the 20th minute. 

However, the atmosphere changed in the second half. In the 39th minute of the second half, Tyrell Malacia gave up the ball because he judged it to go over the goal line, and Jesus Navas saved it and raised a cross. This was hit and deflected by Malacia, leading to an own goal.

Moreover, in the 40th minute of the second half, Lisandro Martinez left the field due to an injury. Having already used all five replacement cards, United are left behind.

Eventually, in the 47th minute of the second half, Yousef N-Nesiri’s header hit Harry Maguire’s head and led to another own goal. With 10 players playing the game, the pressure increased. In the end, Manchester United, who suffered two own goals and injured a key defender, ended the game in a draw.   

After the match, Paul Scholes criticized the juniors’ mentality. He scolded, “It doesn’t make sense to relax in the second half. This was not possible in the days of Sir Alex Ferguson in the past.” 메이저놀이터

Scholes analyzed, “You can’t score 4 or 5 goals every time against a tough team like Sevilla. Fortunately, they were sluggish in the first half, but the second half turned the other way.”

“Especially, the scene of Malaysia’s mistake, which became Sevilla’s first goal, could not have happened in the past. That scene changed the game,” he complained.

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