Not sure if this was a point gained or two points lost, probably the latter, considering United’s lively performance. But United are now three points below leaders City, and the latter have a game in hand. That loss to the Blades cost us dearly, although admittedly City also struggled against them yesterday, City winning just 1-0 at the Etihad. Arsenal, fielding an under-strength side, were there for the taking but the Reds failed to do just that.
The Boss made five changes as a reaction to the last shock home defeat. Edinson Cavani was recalled to lead the attack with Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Fred and Scott McTominay also coming in. The latter was then forced off with an injury early in the game and replaced by Anthony Martial. Goalkeeper David De Gea recorded a 150th shut-out of his Reds career.
My Man of the Match is Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The 23-year-old made four important tackles and four clearances, and defended solidly, even though he picked up a yellow card just after the interval. He also clocked the fastest sprint of all players in an energetic display. He could have had an ‘assist’, providing the pinpoint cross from which Edinson Cavani went so close late on.
If it’s any consolation, Manchester United are now unbeaten in 18 Premier League away games the longest run without defeat on the road in our top-flight history. United now have two home games, versus Southampton on Tuesday, and versus Everton on Saturday. Let us hope that no more points are lost, if this is to be our year.
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