Hecking: It was a s*** goal for Wolfsburg to concede

The coach raged at the way his side let in the winning goal and believed Morgan Schneiderlin should have been sent off late in the game


Dieter Hecking feels Chris Smalling’s winner for Manchester United in Wolfsburg’s 2-1 loss on Wednesday was a “s*** goal” for his side to concede. 

The coach was left fuming at the final result after watching his men get off to the dream start at Old Trafford through Daniel Caligiuri’s fourth minute opener in the Champions League Group B clash.

Yet United came roaring back and equalised through Juan Mata’s penalty after Caligiuri was penalised for handball before the Spaniard’s clever flick set Smalling up to slide in a second goal.

It was the defender’s goal which attracted the ire of Hecking, who said: “We started well and surprised United early on and got the goal. 

“The equaliser was a penalty and again, the second goal was unlucky – as we say in German ‘a s*** goal’.

“In the last 20 to 25 minutes we pressed them and caused a lot of problems. Julian Draxler was fouled by Morgan Schneiderlin on 84 minutes. That should have been a red card, and we might have found ourselves against 10 men for the last few minutes.

“It now comes down to the two games against PSV where we can establish the basis for progression into the next round, but as Louis van Gaal said yesterday you have to win your home games.”

All sides in Group B are level on three points after two games.

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