Winning streak continues at Luton

Luton Town 1

Man Utd 2

United continued with their winning streak by overcoming a tough obstacle in Luton. We were 2-0 up within the first few minutes, both goals coming from Hojlund who first made the best of an absolute gift and then chested home. At this point, United could have closed the game as Luton were down and practically out. What did we do next? Seems like United decided that it was too easy so they decided to gift Luton 4 players and Onana, Maguire, Casemiro and Rashford started playing for them. End result – Luton pulled one back and were practically the best team for the next 30 minutes. Bruno too was contributing to Luton’s revival by giving the ball away and Luke Shaw did not make it to HT.

What seemed like an easy match was made difficult by United’s carelessness. Lindelof came on for Shaw and that weakened the defence and Casemiro had to come off as he was never going to make it till the end of the match with a yellow card midway through the first half. It seemed evident to me at HT that unless United get a third, they were going to lose points today.

ETG sent on Evans for Maguire and Scott for Casemiro. Having gained 2 players more, United started creating danger going forward and really should have closed the match between the 60th and 75 minutes. Garnacho, Hojlund and Bruno had chances to score the 3rd and missed and at that point, I was saying that Luton will get a late equaliser. They nearly did, but we held on and it is now 5 wins on the trot for United, 4 straight wins in the EPL. We did not need the 3rd goal after all, but boy was it squeaky bum time during those 4 minutes!

Rashford needs to be sent on loan, with the army to toughen up a bit. Every time he is touched he falls down like he’s been shot. He wouldn’t have lasted 10 minutes if he was playing in the 70s! Mainoo continues to be our most composed player on the ball and Hojlund is getting better at holding the ball up. If only we can get Shaw fit, Garnacho to be more clinical and Bruno to stop wasting and find his scoring boots, we could actually think of climbing higher up the table.

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