Harry Maguire disappointed with Man Utd’s 2-2 draw with Southampton.

Updated: Jul 14

United failed to seal a win against Southampton

Man Utd failed to leapfrog top-four rivals Chelsea and Leicester City and move up to third spot.

Captain Harry Maguire expressed his utmost disappointment after Manchester United dropped points at Old Trafford.

The England defender said “we invited pressure on ourselves by not being very good on the ball” as United played out a 2-2 draw with Southampton on Monday night.

Stuart Armstrong gave the Saints the lead in the 12th minute, but France international Anthony Martial set up forward Marcus Rashford to equalise eight minutes later before hitting the net with a superb finish in the 23rd minute.

The Red Devils looked like they were going to leapfrog top-four rivals Chelsea and Leicester - who both suffered defeats over the weekend - and move up to third, but Michael Obefemi’s late goal made sure the homeside remained in fifth spot with three games left to play in their quest for a Champions League place.

Speaking to MOTD after the draw,England centre-back Maguire said: "Very disappointed. We got ourselves in a great position to win the game but then invited pressure on ourselves by not being very good on the ball. We knew we would have to grind the results out sometimes.

"When you are down to 10 men the one thing you can do is defend set plays, get your head in it and get the ball out of the box but we didn't do that. We can't be doing that if we want to get to where we want to get to.

Michael Obafemi’s late goal means Man Utd sit in fifth spot.

"The way we try to play and try to build from the back there are times we might get caught on the ball and we have to react quickly. The boys reacted brilliantly. We had numerous chances to finish the game off. The second half we had to be better on the ball, disappointing in the end.

"There is definitely no complacency - great group of lads. We knew it would be a tough game, felt we did enough to win the game but we didn't. Big games between now and the end of the season and hopefully we can get to where we want to get to.

"We want to be playing for titles. I am sure the boys will dust themselves down and we have a big game coming up next."

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