Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen says the lack of creativity late in the defeat to PSV was poor.
Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has criticised a key aspect of the club's performance late in the game against PSV.
After Memphis Depay scored an opener, United conceded a goal in each half, including an equaliser from Hector Moreno whose tackle injured Luke Shaw.
Whether United were shell shocked from the left-back's injury or not, the team did not offer the threat they would have like to in the second half.
Owen said via Twitter that he did not think the side were awful, but PSV were little better and the Red Devils did not offer enough going forward.
Didn't think United were that bad tonight but worrying that they got beat by an average team and hardly created a chance in last 25 mins.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) September 15, 2015
It's hard to argue with Owen's comments on United's inability to successfully chase the game, and they looked to be paying the price for allowing the departures of players capable of making an impact.
Javier Hernandez, Robin van Persie, Angel di Maria and Adnan Januzaj were all sold or loaned out this season, with only Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay brought in as attacking replacements.
Both players have potential to be great, but with Rooney out there is too much pressure on them to deliver, and United themselves are in a desperate need to beat a dangerous Wolfsburg side at Old Trafford next time around.