Manchester United won a landslide victory over the middle of nowhere team, Colchester United in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. Marcus Rashford et al won with a final score of 3-0, however, these results did not necessarily make coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer satisfied. He actually criticized the performance of the players.
As is known, Manchester United managed to secure a place in the Carabao Cup semifinals or League Cup this season. They defeated Colchester United at Old Trafford by a landslide score of 3-0. In the match that took place Thursday morning WIB (12/19), United appeared dominant throughout the match.
However, from a total of 26 kicks released by the Red Devils players throughout the match, in fact only six are right at the goal. Therefore, it’s no wonder coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticized the performance of his players who were considered to be wasting too many opportunities.
“I think we played well in the first half, but we wasted too many chances,” Solskjaer told MUTV.
Moreover, Manchester United’s opening goal scored by Marcus Rashford was only created in the second half, meaning that during the first half the two teams only played goalless draw.
“I think we played much better in the second half, and the most important thing is we managed to score a goal this round. In a match like this, you need the first goal to clear all doubts you have. When the first goal is created, the game room becomes open. “He said.
In addition to criticizing the performance of his players, Solskjaer also did not hesitate to cast flattery to Colchester who according to him appeared consistent throughout the match. The defense of the visitors’ meeting was considered successful in making it difficult for the Red Devils to penetrate the opponent’s penalty area.
“They made a Clean Sheet against Crystal Palace and Tottenham. We know that their defenses are very difficult to break. In that match, we took advantage of the opportunity when they advanced to attack. We launched a counterattack and it managed to solve everything. “He concluded.
As for the League Cup semifinals later, Manchester United were drawn against a difficult team, who were none other than their city rivals, Manchester City.