Manchester United leapfrog Leicester City into second after the win against Newcastle United last night. The Red Devils won the game by 3-1 at Old Trafford.
Manchester United took the lead from a thumping finish by Marcus Rashford at the 30th minute of the game. But Newcastle United equalized within 6 minutes as Allan Saint-Maximin put one into the net from a corner. The first half ended in a 1-1 score.
In the second half, Manchester United was fully dominant in possession. The Red Devils took the lead again in the 57th minute as Daniel James scored his 2nd Premier League goal of the season. In the 75th minute, Manchester United’s talisman Bruno Fernandes scored from the spot to seal the victory for the Red Devils.
After the match, Manchester United is now second in the table with 49 points. The Red Devils are 10 points behind the league leaders Manchester City. But Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still hoping to win the title this season. He said, “I’m never going to say that ‘it’s done’ until it’s done. We’ve seen so many examples of teams that just hang in there, keep working and do their own jobs as an individual and something might happen. It’s not something we think about- we just think about our own performances and our own games, that’s the only thing we can control. But it’s not like we’re going to go, ‘ah well, we’ll just lose the game because there’s no point’.”
“We have got loads to play for and as a team, we’ve got loads to improve on.” – he added.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given another academy player a chance to grow with the first team. The 17 years old Shola Shoretire made his debut yesterday against Newcastle United replacing Marcus Rashford.
After the match, Marcus Rashfor was asked about the new debutant of Manchester United. The English forward said, “It’s in our DNA, it’s what we do at Man United. It’s important our kids know when they’re good enough, [they know] they’re old enough.”
“Shola has been training with us now for a little while, and has done really well, [this] was the next step up.”
“In the last transfer window we let a few players go out on loan, which made the path for him shorter and I’m sure he’ll remember his five or six minutes on the pitch tonight.”- he added.