Man United continue their incredible away run as they stage yet another comeback to clinch all three points against West Ham.
Tomas Soucek opened the scoring with his first-half effort as the United defence got toyed around by the West Ham players. The hosts created a very good amount of chances in the first 45 minutes and it looked as if it was going to be yet another uphill hike for the Red Devils.
However, Sebastian Haller and Jarrod Bowen failed to finish their chances and allowed the visitors to comeback and win 3-1 thanks to goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood, and Marcus Rashford.
Here are 3 talking points from the tie:
1. A Comeback Yet Again Masked United’s Set-piece Vulnerabilities
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have continued their brilliant away record but they have also continued concerning trends. United are constantly struggling to settle into games quickly enough which almost always has them catching up to the opposition by at least a goal.
Moreover, the Old Trafford outfit seem to struggle defending set-pieces, having conceded from a corner tonight. One of the most expensive defences in the league should not be in such a state, to say the least.
Paul Pogba had struggled to put in a significant performance this season but that streak of bad form seems to have ended at the London Stadium. The Frenchman scored an incredible goal to equalise the scoreline whilst also delivering a convincing shift in midfield.
Pogba was admirable both in defence and attack as he pulled strings with his range of passing and used his athleticism to work with the defenders – a proper box-to-box performance.
3. Impact Sub Turned Into The One Making Impactful Substitutions
The introduction of Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes turned the game around. The Portuguese assisted the equaliser and the forward scored the third goal to kill the game off.
Solskjaer’s eye for perfect substitutions has gone unnoticed. Edinson Cavani’s second-half induction swayed the tie into the Man United’s favour against Southampton. The Norwegian has gone from being his side’s ‘super sub’ to making super substitutions.