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Arsenal hero Ian Wright says the trait is a major 'worry' for Manchester United

Arsenal hero Ian Wright says the trait is a major ‘worry’ for Manchester United (Picture: BBC Sport)

Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright says it should ‘worry’ Manchester United that they continue to make sluggish starts to games after they failed to beat bottom-placed West Brom.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side dropped two points at the Hawthorns on Sunday to lose further ground on the Premier League title race.

Bruno Fernandes’ brilliant volley cancelled out Mbaye Diagne’s 83rd-second opener but Manchester United were unable to find a winner, with captain Harry Maguire superbly denied by Baggies goalkeeper Sam Johnstone late on.

Assessing United’s performance on Match of the Day, Wright said: ‘That would be a worry for me if I was a Manchester United fan, how slow they start matches. When are they going to address that?

‘Harry Maguire was talking about Victor Lindelof being fouled [for the West Brom goal], but he [Diagne] wins the ball for me, he just wanted it more.

‘They [Maguire and Lindelof] were bullied about by the big centre forward today. Manchester United were very fortunate not to lose that game.’

The 1-1 draw leaves Manchester United seven points behind Premier League leaders Man City, who have won 15 games in a row in all competitions and also have a game in hand.

Discussing United’s title hopes, Solskjaer said: ‘I said we shouldn’t be talked about [in the title race]. A compliment for the boys we got into position we are now.

‘We won’t let them [Manchester City] run away with it – we’re playing them soon. We’re not giving it away early – no we’re not.’

Red Devils skipper Maguire, meanwhile, added: ‘Of course we are [still in the title race]. We have to go again and win the next one and then the next one.’

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