Claude Puel 'angry' over sluggish Leicester start in Manchester United defeat
Marcus Rashford scores winner at King Power Stadium
Last Updated: 03/02/19 6:55pm
Claude Puel declared himself "angry" over Leicester's latest slow start in a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Puel's side have conceded in the opening 15 minutes in their last five games in all competitions, Marcus Rashford's ninth-minute goal proving decisive on Super Sunday.
And while the Foxes manager felt his side deserved at least a point, he was furious at another early lapse.
"When you see all the chances and half-chances we had, we deserve a minimum of a draw," Puel told Sky Sports.
"I think it's not a fair result but I'm angry about our poor performance at the beginning of the game. To concede another goal early, to have to chase the game is always difficult.
"I don't understand sometimes, it's crazy. At the beginning we don't believe enough in our quality because after when we play, we play forward with good intention and can hurt a team like United.
"It's a big disappointment for the players, the staff and the fans because we found a good quality in the second half, a lot of chances to come back and we have to seek a different explanation in our poor performance at the beginning of games.
"We have to take responsibility. But it's a shame because it was not a fantastic start from United. We played behind and sideways, without pressing or enough intention to go forward."
Asked about his decision to substitute James Maddison, Puel said: "No, it was not (an injury). I wanted more energy. I wanted to push the team with more desire and possibilities. We needed to try different things."