Manchester United visited Sheffield this weekend as they were held to a 3-3 stalemate by the hosts.
Sheffield United took the lead early into the first after through a John Fleck striker, which kept the scoreline at 1-0 till the first quarter of the second half. Lys Mousset followed up with the second goal in the 52nd minute, mounting pressure on the visitors.
However, the Red Devils showed so signs of backing down as Brandon Williams’ opening goal for his side gave start to a 10 minute comeback. Just 5 minutes following the first United goal, substitute Mason Greenwood netted the equaliser. And finally at the 79th minute, Marcus Rashford pulled through with a great third goal to secure a lead.
The academy inspired comeback had the fans bouncing in jubilation. And among the fans was former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, watching over the young talent he left behind ushering a change of tide. The Scott had the widest smile possible plastered on his face as he watched on.
71’ Sheffield United 2-0 Manchester United
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Unfortunately, the celebrations did not last very long as less than 15 minutes later, Oli McBurnie found a 90th minute equaliser to deny the Manchester outfit their full 3 points. At the end the day, the points were shared between them with the home side seeming more satisfied than the other.
The youngsters did all they can to get their side into a better position, but the bad luck continued to follow them. The whistle signified full-time with the scoreline at 3-3 and also Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s possibility of an incoming sack.
This has left the Mancunians sitting 9th on the Premier League table, 1 point behind 8th placed Arsenal who could also use a win right about now.
The campaign slowly creeps into the infamous December fixtures soon as the league seems to be on the path to see which one of Solskjaer and Unai Emery would get sacked first.