Sheffield United kept Manchester United at bay on Sunday as they forced the visitors to walk away with a draw.
John Fleck opened up the score through a John Lundstram assist as the first-half ended with the hosts in the lead. An early second half goal meant Lys Mousset had doubled his side’s lead. But United replied in great fashion as goals from Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford put their side in the lead in the span of a mere 10 minutes.
However, the Red Devils failed to hold on to their lead as Oli McBurnie struck a late goal and forced both sides to share the spoils.
Amidst this, fans witnessed former boss Sir Alex Ferguson and club vice-chairman Ed Woodward engaged in a heated argument as things fell apart on the pitch for the Old Trafford outfit. Though the exchange did not go on for a long period of time, the incident looked very heated.
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) November 24, 2019
Hopefully SAF put some sense into that fraud
— ; (@MUFC__Floyd) November 24, 2019
This isn't going to go down well
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) November 24, 2019
Though it’s unknown what the cause of their argument was or what they discussed during the exchange. But some fans clearly believe that it was Ferguson’s frustration over his former side’s performance he was upset about.
Meanwhile, the draw at Bramall Lane means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side now sit 9th on the Premier League table 9 points off the top 4. It is clear that failing to qualify for the Champions League is far from their agenda.
The comeback signified that the Norwegian could trust his youngsters. All three goals were scored by bright academy graduates, which brought the brightest smile possible to Sir Alex’s face. At least the Scott can rest easy knowing the youngsters he left behind have done very well.
Or the fact that United are closer to the bottom half of the table than top 4 may keep him up.