United Have Failed To Win Six Times After Chelsea Dropped Points This Season

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Manchester United fans will be left in shambles after their side drew 2-2 to Southampton in a late bout of drama at Old Trafford on Monday. The Red Devils had to engineer a comeback early on as Southampton had the lead via Stuart Armstrong.

It took two minutes for the home side to get back on top as Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial replied with a flurry of goals. Both players could have netted at least two more over the course of the entire game.

The Saints were steadfast in their hard-work and commitment and it paid off in a twisted manner as Brandon Williams, who was subbed on for an injured Luke Shaw, had to be brought off after a massive clash that left him wobbly. Having already made all five substitutions, this reduced United to ten men and Southampton made no mistake in taking advantage of this during a corner as Michal Obafemi netted the equalizer in the 96th minute.

This will be a hard one for fans of the Old Trafford outfit across the world to digest as everything that had occurred in the days building up to this game seemed to be going in their favor. Both Chelsea and Leicester City were handed defeats and a win would have launched the home side into the third place with an almost guaranteed Champions League finish.

However, with this draw, they are still in the fifth position, tied on points with Leicester but behind due to goal-difference. This will be familiar for fans of the club as this is the sixth time this season that Manchester United have failed to secure a victory after Chelsea have dropped points.

Add to this the relief handed over to Manchester City over the weekend and once more the top-four alone can assure Champions League football. At this rate, the final gameweek clash against the Foxes may end up being the nerve-wracking decider of the positions, if not the Europa League trysts in August itself.