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Three Man United players slammed by Peter Schmeichel for “doing nothing” in Brentford draw



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Two Manchester United players have been slammed for “doing nothing” as the side drew 1-1 with Brentford on Saturday evening.

With the Premier League now back underway following the March international break, Manchester United were set to face Brentford away from home as the first of their final ten games in the competition this season.

What followed was a dismal performance for the entire fixture, with Brentford dominating in every aspect. Mason Mount scored in the dying moments to hand United the lead, but Kristoffer Ajer was there to restore the draw in the 90+9th minute.

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Legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has zoned in on three Manchester United players, Marcus Rashford, Alejandro Garnacho, and Antony, for doing nothing as wingers. Although Garnacho and Rashford started, the Argentine international was replaced by Antony in the second half.

“We’re not talking about the back four not doing their job. It’s everything,” Schmeichel told Premier League Productions. “It’s everything. In order to win games and keep clean sheets, you have to defend as a team.

“When you have two wingers that do nothing, for instance, it’s very, very difficult to defend when the other team’s midfield players, they’ve got time on the ball and can pick their passes.

“You have to put pressure on the ball all the time to make them make bad passes, inaccurate passes. That’s how defenders, when they snap them up, it’s because they’re not accurate enough.

“But if you give those midfield players time to look up and actually put the right way on the pass, it’s nearly impossible to defend.”