Schweinsteiger: ‘Man Utd are not better than Liverpool’
With Germany, Schweinsteiger scored 24 goals through 121 matches, being a mainstay in the 2014 World Cup championship. He also contributed when Germany reached the semi-finals of the 2006, 2010 World Cup and the finals of Euro 2008, semi-finals of Euro 2012, 2016.
Former midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was unimpressed with Man Utd’s performance, hinting Liverpool played better in the Premier League round 3 match.
“You know I support Man Utd and am happy they won,”
Schweinsteiger told the media after the match on August 22. “But was it a great performance compared to the top clubs in Europe? In my opinion, no.”
In the central match of the third round of the Premier League, Man Utd entered the game excited and created many opportunities.
In the 10th minute, Bruno Fernandes provided the assist for Anthony Elanga to fix the post.
Six minutes later, Elanga assisted jadon Sancho to remove James Milner and Alisson, then shot a corner into the opener.
In the 53rd minute, Anthony Martial poked the slot for Marcus Rashford to penetrate the penalty area and then finished into the near corner to bring down Alisson Becker.
Liverpool only pulled back one goal thanks to Mohamed Salah’s strike in the 81st minute.
According to Schweinsteiger, Liverpool played better but the lack of accuracy in the decisive passes cost them.
Statistics show that Jurgen Klopp’s army holds the ball 71%, passes 645 passes, enjoys eight corners, finishes 17 times with five hits.
This parameter of Man Utd is 29%, 273 passes, six corners, finished 13 times with five hits.