Ole’s men are flying in the Premier League, especially since the restart and are highly targeting the fourth spot which would be the Champions League spot as City’s ban has been lifted. They could only manage a 2-2 draw against Southampton. But the top 4 race will go till the final day it seems since Leicester City are really struggling. Chelsea also lost points by losing to Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United but the Red Devils couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity.
The Saints took the lead in the 12th minute due to a mistake by Paul pogba who was dispossessed and Stuart Armstrong put the ball at the back of the net. It was a rather poor marking from Harry McGuire who should’ve done better to cover the player. Marcus Rashford equalized with an assist from Antony Martial who also scored three minutes later giving the Red Devils the lead in a stylish finish with his shot cutting the entire defensive line. In the dying seconds of the game, Southampton got a corner and Michael Obafemi scored giving the Saints a well-deserved point from the game.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “It’s the worst time to concede a goal but that happens in football – you’ve just got to take it because we’ve won so many games that way ourselves. It’s all part of the learning for this team to be sat there, really disappointed, after you think the three points are in the bag.
Manchester United are still in the 5th spot as the draw feels like a defeat, with equal points with Leicester and just a point behind the Blues in 60. They have Palace, West Ham, and Leicester City as their remaining fixtures in the Premier League and the Champions League places are still up for grabs in the English top flight.
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