Man United player slammed: 'This is not Manchester United'

Manchester United played one of their worst matches of the season at Brentford. Analyst Peter Schmeichel singled out one player after the game: Aaron Wan-Bissaka. 'This is not Manchester United.'

Man United player slammed: 'This is not Manchester United'
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In a dramatic turn of events at Brentford, Manchester United's fleeting moment of triumph, courtesy of Mason Mount's late goal, quickly dissolved into a scenario all too familiar for the Red Devils this season.

The match, already tense and closely contested, saw United momentarily seize the lead in the dying minutes, only for Brentford to claw their way back, capitalizing on a lapse in Manchester United's defensive diligence. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, a figure of solidity in defense on his day, found himself at the heart of post-match criticism for his role in Brentford's equalizer.

Peter Schmeichel, Manchester United's legendary former goalkeeper, did not mince words in his assessment of Wan-Bissaka's performance. By highlighting the defender's lack of urgency and apparent complacency in the critical moments leading up to Brentford's goal, Schmeichel articulated a broader concern about the team's ethos under pressure. His commentary, "This is not Manchester United," echoed a sentiment of disillusionment with the current squad's departure from the club's storied ethos of resilience, pride, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Adding to the chorus of dissatisfaction, Erik ten Hag, Manchester United's manager, openly voiced his disappointment in the aftermath of the match. Acknowledging Brentford's superiority on the day, Ten Hag lamented his team's lack of passion, hunger, and focus—qualities that Brentford exhibited in abundance. The Dutch tactician's critique not only underscored the shortcomings of his team's performance but also implicitly called for a reevaluation of the team's mental and tactical preparedness in crucial phases of play.

The match at Brentford thus becomes a microcosm of Manchester United's larger challenges this season: an inconsistent pursuit of the high standards historically associated with the club. The brief euphoria of Mount's goal, overshadowed by defensive frailties and a collective lapse in concentration, serves as a stark reminder of the work ahead for Ten Hag and his squad. As Manchester United strives to recapture its former glory, the emphasis on mental fortitude, tactical discipline, and the relentless pursuit of victory becomes paramount. This episode, while disheartening for fans and stakeholders alike, may yet prove to be a catalyst for introspection and recalibration as the team navigates the remainder of the season and beyond.