So finally. United make it up to second place. With the teams following losing points by drawing, or not playing at all due to COVID-19 outbreaks, the Reds are now just two points below leaders Liverpool, both teams having played fifteen games.
United hadn’t lost their final league game in any of the last eight calendar years since a 2-3 home loss against Blackburn in the year 2011, and this late win makes it nine years in a row. With the ball crossing the line at 92:51, it was officially United’s latest winning goal in a Premier League game at Old Trafford since September 2009, when Michael Owen’s 96th-minute winner against Manchester City had put the stamp on one of the greatest Manchester derbies of all time. That goal had caused bedlam in the stands. Yesterday’s Rashford goal had us jumping in our armchairs.
My Man of the match is Luke Shaw. He slotted in well after the break and brought energy by driving forward and offered a threat from corners. I agree with the substitution, since Telles’s crosses were never a real threat or a useful supply for Cavani.
On New Year’s day, United host in-form Aston Villa. It should be a cracking match.
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