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“That’s not high standards…” – Peter Schmeichel slams Man United defender after Brentford draw



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Peter Schmeichel blasted one Manchester United defender following their role in Brentford’s equalising goal on Saturday evening.

Erik ten Hag’s side delivered an extremely poor performance at the Gtech Community Stadium and were fortunate to come away with a point.

Mason Mount’s late strike seemed like it would seal an undeserved victory for United, however, the quick response from Brentford in the last minutes of the game evened the tie out.

However, the way in which The Reds conceded the goal after seeming like they snatched three points was simply amateur, and Schmeichel believes that it ultimately came down to one man.

Before Kristoffer Ajer knocked the ball into André Onana’s net, a looping pass was played in behind United’s defence to Ivan Toney, who appeared offside on first look.

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On the replays of the goal, the English forward was, in fact, played onside by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was very slow to get back in line with his teammates.

Speaking after the game on Premier League Productions, Schmeichel said: “If you look at Wan-Bissaka on the Brentford goal, and this is what I mean by standards. Wan-Bissaka is out there to the left, the ball gets crossed and now look at him. He’s walking off, walking, walking, he’s jogging

“And Ivan Toney would have been offside had he followed the back-four lineup, and then that goal wouldn’t have happened. Look at him [Wan-Bissaka] coming out! Look at it!

“That’s not Manchester United, that’s not pride, that’s not high standards. That’s not focussing on what your job is. He has cost – not to blame him for this – but in that moment, because of what he did, or didn’t do, a simple thing like concentrating, they equalised.”

Wan-Bissaka was playing on the left side of United’s defence as Diogo Dalot continued at right-back.

United now have a slim chance of securing Champions League football next season after both Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa won their games this weekend.