Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says Manchester United have lost their fear factor.
Koeman faced Manchester United in his days as one of the world’s best defenders, but the 52-year-old says it has lost its ability to strike fear into the opposition because everyone is so “nice”.
He said before today’s return to Manchester: “Old Trafford is not really intimidating, no.”
“I think the Man United fans are always behind the team and it’s a fantastic place to play football.”
“I had the feeling as a player to win at Old Trafford (was difficult) and the fear factor has changed because that impact came out of the kind of players they had and maybe intimidation was on a higher level than now.”
“Now it’s all friendly people, nice football players and they like to give the best for the team.”