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MUN 0-0 SOU: Why Ten Hag Should Be Blamed For Man United's Draw Against Southampton

With Casemiro sent off, Manchester United were made to work really hard before exiting Old Trafford with a point against Southampton.

The referee, Antony Taylor, didn't make things easier for Manchester United as the Red Devils were denied an obvious penalty after Lavia was caught handling the ball inside the 18-yard-box.

Both Manchester United and Southampton had chances in the first-half but were unable to find a breakthrough after a VAR intervention overturned Antony Taylor's decision to give Casemiro a red card.

The Brazilian has now picked up two red cards for Manchester United this season and he is set to miss four Man United games, including an FA Cup tie against Fulham and three Premier League games against Newcastle United, Brentford and Everton.

Bruno Fernandes came close to scoring an opener for Manchester United in the second-half but the crossbar was on Bazuna's side. Kyle Walker and James Ward-Prowse also clipped the post twice for Southampton as the game heading into the final ten minutes.

Manchester United fans might blame Casemiro's dismissal as the sole reason behind United's draw against Southampton but Erik ten Hag must take his fair share of blame too.

Prior to Casemiro's dismissal in the first-half, Erik ten Hag could have easily introduced Fred to take on Casemiro's role but rather, the Dutchman insisted on pushing Bruno Fernandes to a defensive role.

Which clearly, didn't work out for Manchester United.

Ten Hag went on to substitute Wout Weghorst for Scott Mctominay towards the end of the first-half but Jadon Sancho was having a terrible game against Southampton.

After the restart, Jadon Sancho played as Man United's centre forward in the second-half but couldn't link up with Antony and Marcus Rashford.

The United boss should have brought on Fred a little sooner than later, other than leaving the Brazilian on the bench when Jadon Sancho was largely anonymous in the second-half.

The former Dortmund star, went missing as Southampton's defenders limited his impact.

Erik ten Hag delayed in making the necessary substitutions for Man United against Southampton and when he actually did, time had already elapsed.

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