U21s: Southampton 1-1 Manchester United
Manchester United were left frustrated last night in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Southampton.
Federico Macheda who scored Manchester United’s only goal at St Mary’s admitted that he was frustration to leave the south coast with only a point.
Macheda spoke with MUTV after the game and said:
“It was very frustrating because we came here to win, I think we played much better than them but we missed a lot of chances – myself as well.
“I can’t believe how we dropped points in this game as I think we did very well. The referee gave them two penalties and I don’t know what to say, it was just very frustrating for us as we had to win this game. We’re very disappointed to go back home with just one point.”
“We could have scored even with 10 men but it was a good performance and I think the lads enjoyed this game. I’m looking forward to the next match [the last group fixture at second-placed Aston Villa] as it’ll be crucial to us. We need to win that game to get through to the second group.”
Manchester United’s reserve coach Warren Joyce was impressed with Federico Macheda’s performance against Southampton, speaking against, with MUTV he had this to say:
“I thought Kiko was excellent from start to finish, he’s a lot fitter than he was six or seven weeks ago as he’s lost a lot of weight and his body fat is down.
“He certainly worked hard tonight, handled the football well and looked a threat all night. He was good value for the goal.”
Manchester United now face Aston Villa next Monday evening, the fixture is away and almost a must win for the reds.
Watch highlights below from a frustrating draw at St Mary’s.
Manchester United highlights vs Southampton