Ian Wright thinks Man Utd must improve their poor starts to matches if they are to maintain progress in the Premier League this season after their 1-1 draw with West Brom on Sunday.
Having been top of the Premier League just 19 days ago, the Red Devils now sit seven points behind leaders Manchester City, who also boast a game in hand.
Man Utd have paid for their recent drop in form and failed to win for the fourth time in five league games on Sunday as Sam Allardyce’s relegation-threatened Baggies secured a hard-fought 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns.
Mbaye Diagne gave the visitors a shock lead 80 seconds into the game and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side failed to kick on after Bruno Fernandes superbly levelled just the break.
“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.”
Speaking after the match, Solskjaer said: “It’s disappointing, of course. We’ve come away with two points less than we wanted to.
“The start was difficult. They put us under pressure as you expect when they get a kick-off and we couldn’t clear our lines.
“Then again, we get 90 minutes-plus to get two goals. I’d rather concede in the first than 92nd minute.
“We just couldn’t get enough big chances. Great goal we scored, fantastic technique by Bruno after some very good build-up play and pressure.”
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