Manchester United were in for a shocker against Southampton following two quick fire goals from Stuart Armstrong and Cedric Soares. As early as 20 minutes into the game, United were already 2-0 down, and it looked like it was going to be an off day for Jose Mourinho’s men.
However, goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera in the 33rd and 39th minute got the team back into the team but they couldn’t find a winning goal in the second period.
Jose Mourinho revealed after the game that he was disappointed his side didn’t kick on in the second period and blames the poor second half performance as the reason for the draw.
“I think because we lost so many balls in midfield,” he told BT Sport. “We lost so many balls in our transition to the last third, that it was difficult to have that continuity. I think it’s the only reason [why we didn’t win].
“What we did so well in the last 15 or 20 minutes of the first half was connect with the attacking players by transporting the ball, delivering the ball on the right moment, the right choice of pass, playing simple, accelerating the game.
“In the second half we went back to that dynamic where we lose too many balls in midfield. And when the players don’t understand that simplicity is genius, especially in some parts of the pitch, and they keep and keep and keep going to complicated football, it’s difficult to have that continuity.”