About the 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford, Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl told reporters: “The pressing for them [United] was good in the beginning.
“But they aren’t used to doing it for more than 30 or 40 minutes. We came into the game after that.
“It is not a big secret that when they lose the ball that the reverse gears are not the best from everybody.”
Ralf Rangnick’s tactics appear to work when players start the game but they wane off as the minutes roll on.
We’ve seen this against Burnley most recently and seen it again. Even Soton forward Che Adams revealed that his side feel United are ‘vulnerable’ after half-time.
It’s no wonder that the visitors were able to equalise in the second half.
Once again, had it not been for David De Gea, we might have lost by a higher margin.