Manchester Utd may have came back in the second half of their game against Sheffield Utd to snatch a draw but their embarrassing performance at Bramall Lane was less then par. In one of their poorest performances this season, Man Utd finished the game with a 3-3 draw against hosts side Sheffield Utd.
Man Utd’s first stumbling block came in the form of Sheffield midfielder John Fleck who scored the first goal of the match in the 19th minute thanks to an assist from Lys Mousset.
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Sheffield remained on the offence testing Manchester goalkeeper De Gea being tested over and over again by the Sheffield offensive. Throughout the remainder of the first half Manchester United were no where to be seen. In fact the only Man Utd player actually seen doing anything of note was goalkeeper David De Gea who seemed to be the home sides only saving grace who managed to hold off Sheffield’s on-surge of attacks.
The second half began with Man U trailing 1-0 to Sheffield.
The partnership between Mousset and Fleck continued once again with a role reversal this time as it was Fleck how assisted Mousset put away Sheffield’s second goal of the game in the 52nd minute leaving Man Utd trailing 2-0.
Not even the substitution of Mousset in the 68th minute of play due to a pulled hamstring was able to dampen the mood coming from the stands as the Sheffield fans continued in support of their teams spectacular performance to this point.
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A visibly shaken Man Utd side finally managed to gather themselves for 8 minutes of brilliant football that saved the team from what was to be an embarrassing defeat.
Manchester United began Man Utd’s return to grace with not only his first goal for the Man Utd side since joining, but also the first goal for the side in this match in the 72nd minute of a cross from Dan James.
Manchester’s next goal came from Mason Greenwood 5 minutes later which leveled the sides at 2-2. Rashford racked up Manchester’s tally to 2-3 in the 80th minute of play ending the only 8 minutes of life that came out of the Manchester United side throughout the game.
Sheffield decided to end the game off with styles as a goal from Oliver McBurnie in the 90th minute is disputed by the Manchester players. The referee was forced to turn to the VAR for the final decision that came back in favor of Sheffield bringing the score line to 3-3.
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Sheffield maintain their record of not losing a home game in which they took the lead since 2014.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be under a lot of scrutiny over his sides dismal performance as the team now find themselves at number 9 on the League table, tied alongside Mourinho’s Tottenham Spurs on 17 points.