Peter Schmeichel criticized Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez, accusing him of having a hero complex
United endured a humiliating 1-3 defeat against Brighton at Old Trafford as the Premier League resumed after the international break.
The Red Devils’ abysmal defending has sparked significant concern among the club’s fans and associated pundits.
Schmeichel condemned the individual errors that contributed to the loss, stating (h/t Metro):
United have conceded ten goals in their first five Premier League games this season. They currently sit in 13th place and could drop further before matchday five concludes.
Martinez committed a diving tackle in front of Pascal Groß, incorrectly assuming the Brighton player would take a quick shot. Groß capitalized on Martinez’s misjudgment, scoring Brighton’s second goal.
United’s defensive weaknesses have played a significant role in their three losses this season. Whether they concede due to individual errors or team lapses, United cannot afford to let this continue.
The English giants will travel to Munich to face German powerhouse Bayern Munich in the opening fixture of the Champions League.
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Red Devils fans are hoping for a fortified defence soon, as the famous saying goes, “Offense wins games, but defence wins titles.”