Manchester United won yet another away match after trailing at first after they beat Sheffield United by 3-2 at Bramall Lane. It was a club-record six consecutive away victories after going down at first and ten away victories in a row.
Manchester United trailed from a horrible mistake from Dean Henderson, but 2 goals from Marcus Rashford and another one from Anthony Martial gave them a 3-1 lead but a late goal from David McGoldrick made it an uncomfortable finish but in the end, they overcame the late scare from Sheffield.
Sheffield started the game excellently and got the goal on the 5th-minute mark from McGoldrick, John Fleck should have made the score 2 for The Blades. But poor display between the stick from Aaron Ramsdale helped Manchester United to overcome the challenge of Sheffield United, a late goal from McGoldrick wasn’t enough to earn them a point in the end.
After this fixture Blades remain at the last position in the Premier League table with 1 point. Red Devils sit at 6th position with 23 points from 12 league fixtures.
Manchester United Players Ratings:
Dean Henderson(GK) – (6/10): Made a horrible mistake for the first Sheffield goal but saved an excellent shot from Lys Mousset in the end, he looked pretty solid in goal.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka(RB) – (6/10): Didn’t have to do much against a depleted Sheffield United side, it was a decent performance from him.
Victor Lindelöf(CB) – (7/10): Assisted the first goal with a brilliant long ball for Rashford. But could not clear the ball properly for the second Sheffield United goal.
Harry Maguire(CB) – (6/10): It was a relatively comfortable night for him apart from the first 15 minutes but he wasn’t tested enough in this match.
Alex Telles(LB) – (6/10): Came in place of Luke Shaw and played a mature game, defensively looked solid and contributed on the attack as well.
Nemanja Matic(CDM) – (6/10): Good with the distributions and tried to play quick football, overall a good performance.
Paul Pogba(CM) – (7/10): Looked very good after a while, played a super ball for Martial for the second goal, and started the counter-attack for the third goal with great skill. Few miss placed passes here and there but overall he had a very good game.
Bruno Fernandes(CAM) – (6.5/10): He wasn’t at his best for this game, but he played good penetrative passes. Overall a quiet game for his standard.
Marcus Rashford(LW) – (8/10): Scored two goals and missed two very good chances. He was very good in this match and helped The Red Devils to earn three crucial points in this unpredictable title race.
Mason Greenwood(RW) – (5/10): Could not involve himself in the game and remain very quiet before his substitution on the 74th-minute mark.
Anthony Martial(CF) – (7.5/10): Scored the second goal for Manchester United and Passed the ball for Rashford on the third goal, apart from that his hold up play and shielding the ball was impressive as well.
Juan Mata(RW) – (6/10): Replaced Greenwood on the 74th-minute but could not influence the game at all and remained unimpressive.
Donny van de Beek(CAM) – (6/10): Substituted in place of Bruno Fernandes and could have created a goal for Rashford if he saw the Rashford run, apart from that didn’t have much time to impress.
Scott Mctominay(CM) – (N/A): Came on in place of Martial after the second Sheffield goal in the 90th-minute but didn’t have much time to do anything.
Man of the Match:
Marcus Rashford is our man of the match for his two important goals and the first goal was world-class and the first touch was immaculate.
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