Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal critical of Paddy McNair after substituting the defender before half-time

After Manchester United defender Paddy McNair was substituted after 40 minutes in the 2-1 away win to Southampton, manager Louis Van Gaal admitted the youngster performed poorly, reports BBC Sport.

McNair was brought off minutes before the first-half in a game that saw United create very few chances, while being dominated by Southampton over the course of 90 minutes, and after the game Van Gaal didn’t mince his words about McNair’s performance.

“He gave already three chances away, but he shall survive. It’s only one moment in a lifetime. One match, nothing more. As a manager I’m responsible to win and after the change we played a little bit better. (McNair) played without confidence,” said the Dutchman.

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