Manchester United played their second game of the new Premier League season against Southampton on Sunday afternoon at the St Mary’s and it ended up not being the sort of result they were looking forward to getting at the end of the match. The game ended in a 1-1 draw in what was a lackluster performance from the Red Devils. The team was a totally different side from the one that hammered Leeds United 5-1 on the opening fixture of the new campaign and even though fans were buzzing after that first game at Old Trafford, they started to raise a lot of questions after the result of their second match.

The miserable afternoon started for the Red Devils after conceding a goal before half-time through a Che Adams deflected shot that beat goalkeeper David de Gea at the far post. The goal caused a lot of mixed reactions because it was scored after a build-up that contained what looked like a foul on Bruno Fernandes right outside the 18-yard box was started. While United players and their fans continued to make a call for a free kick in favor of United, the game was still on and it led to United conceding the first goal of the afternoon.

United did get their goal in the second half through a Mason Greenwood strike following another assist from Paul Pogba but it was not able to stop them from sharing the points with the home team. Former United defender Wes Brown has now reacted to the result of the match, insisting that the Red Devils lost focus and should have still maintained top-notch concentration after the referee failed to blow the whistle.

Brown said that their inability to maintain their concentration cost them the goal and eventually, two points.