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Ian Wright outlines major Man Utd “worry” after being held to West Brom draw

Manchester United’s continued slow starts in games is a major “worry” according to Ian Wright.

The Red Devils again handed the initiative to their opponents when they conceded early on against West Brom.

Mbaye Diagne headed home after less than 90 seconds to put the Baggies in front as they eventually held on for a draw with Bruno Fernandes grabbing the equaliser.

Red Devils skipper Harry Maguire cried for a foul on centre-half partner Victor Lindelof, but Wright didn’t see it that way.

Instead he claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were fortunate to leave the Hawthorns with a point.

Conceding first has been a familiar pattern for United, especially on the road, having shipped the first goal at Everton, Southampton, West Ham, Newcastle and Sheffield United this season.

Man Utd paid the price for starting slow

And Wright has cited it as a serious issue that is yet to be addressed.

He said on Match of the Day: “That would be a worry for me if I was a Manchester United fan, how slow they start matches. When are they going to address that?

“Harry Maguire was talking about Victor Lindelof being fouled [for the West Brom goal], but he [Diagne] wins the ball for me, he just wanted it more.

“They [Maguire and Lindelof] were bullied about by the big centre forward today. Manchester United were very fortunate not to lose that game.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not ruled out a title charge
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not ruled out a title charge

The draw means United lose more ground in the title as Manchester City enjoy a seven point cushion.

Leicester’s win over Liverpool also means they are only second on goal difference.

Solskjaer though, having said they weren’t title contenders last week, insists they will not let their rivals run away with it ahead of the Manchester derby next month.

“I said we shouldn’t be talked about [in the title race]. A compliment for the boys we got into position we are now,” he said.

“We won’t let them [Manchester City] run away with it – we’re playing them soon. We’re not giving it away early – no we’re not.”




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