Michael Owen explains why Alex Telles strike shows Manchester United’s problem

What Bruno Fernandes told Alex Telles before Manchester United goal vs Villarreal


Michael Owen has described Alex Telles’ brilliant strike for Manchester United against Villarreal as one of the ‘great goals Old Trafford has seen over the years’.

The Brazilian left-back equalised for United after Paco Alcacer had put the Spanish side in front, with a powerful volley from outside the box after he’d met Bruno Fernandes’ free-kick flush on his left foot.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side went on to clinch a much needed Champions League win in the final minute of injury time through Cristiano Ronaldo’s close-range finish, after a neat exchange with Jesse Lingard.

The victory leaves United third in Group F, a point behind leaders Atalanta after two games.

Former United striker Owen was critical of the home side’s collective display, but hailed Telles’ spectacular volley.

“Let’s just take a minute to marvel in the strike that is one of the hardest techniques in the game.” He said on BT Sport.

“The ball dropping you’ve almost got to let it fall behind you and as soon as he hit it, you knew it was going in.

“One of the great goals Old Trafford has seen over the years.

“I said at half-time Man United rely too much on this, individual brilliant moments and what we saw in the last five or 10 minutes was a lot better from Man United in terms of you felt it was a team.”

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