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Peter Schmeichel unimpressed with Aaron Wan-Bissaka after late Brentford draw

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel was unimpressed with Aaron Wan-Bissaka after he was caught napping in the lead up to the Brentford equaliser.

The Red Devils were completely outplayed by the Bees at the Gtech Community Stadium last night. The Bees had 81 touches in their box over the course of the game.

Despite this, the west London side lacked the cutting edge in front of goal. They hit the woodwork on multiple occasions and could have easily lost in the end.

Mason Mount almost secured a win for United with a late 96th minute goal, but the Bees scored just two minutes later after a poor bit of defending by the Red Devils.

Wan-Bissaka was partly responsible for the late equaliser as he played Ivan Toney onside. He was spotted jogging back while his teammates perfectly played the offside trap.

Speaking after the game, Schmeichel questioned the standards and lack of concentration after Wan-Bissaka made a glaring error which contributed to the equaliser.

He told Premier League productions (via Metro): “If you look at Wan-Bissaka on the Brentford goal, and this is what I mean by standards. Wan-Bissaka is out there to the left, the ball gets crossed and now look at him.”

“He’s walking off, walking, walking, he’s jogging!. And Ivan Toney would have been offside had he followed the back-four line up and then that goal wouldn’t have happened.

“Look at him [Wan-Bissaka] coming out! Look at it! That’s not Manchester United, that’s not pride, that’s not high standards. That’s not focussing on what your job is.

“He has cost – not to blame him for this – but in that moment, because of what he did, or didn’t do, a simple thing like concentrating, they equalised.”

The €20 million-rated star started from the left-back position for the second game running. He struggled to cope with the Brentford attack who targeted his end.

Wan-Bissaka was guilty of losing possession on 12 occasions last night, but he was also overlapped by Bees players on several occasions with simple one-two passes.

However, his most glaring mistake was right at the end. With United having scored out of the blue, Wan-Bissaka had to be defensively aware in the final minutes.

He was literally spotted jogging back which helped Toney stay onside. The Englishman managed to carve a clear-cut chance for Kristoffer Ajer to eventually equalise.

Despite this, we don’t see Wan-Bissaka being dropped from the XI. He should be played in his preferred right-back position with Diogo Dalot shifting to the left-back role.

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