Manchester United vs Southampton (2-2): United played with fire and left a draw at Old Trafford against Southampton that was not abandoned. Hasenhuttl’s box took a well-deserved award in the last breath; in a corner kick terribly defended by Lindelof and in which De Gea could do more. An insufficient point for a team that was playing to climb to the Champions League; incomprehensible how they let themselves go in front of an opponent who left Manchester with a smile. United, cornered in the Europa League at the moment.
Manchester United vs Southampton: Match Overview
Southampton, which took the lead, was overcome in three minutes; but that 2-2 in the 96 ‘put the final tie. In three days tournament is over. Pogba’s failure gave way to Ward-Prowse’s 0-1 in the 11th minute. However, two goals from Rashford (20 ‘) and Martial (22′) turned the score around in just three minutes. The second part was null combat, with occasions but without aim, until the goal in 96′. With this tie, United equals the record for games without losing; that came from the legendary team of Alex Ferguson in 12-13. Both squads have 18 games without losing in a row. That year it was Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid that broke the streak.
Another ephemeris of the match was the presence number 400 in all the tournaments of the Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea with Manchester. Achievement within the reach of a few. The Spanish were decisive with a great stop in the 90’. The fight for the four places in the Champions League and the three in the Europa League; depending also on who wins the FA Cup, gets very exciting, especially after the cancellation of the City penalty; which turns the situation around. In England, the first four go to the Champions League and the fifth to the Europa League. Before the resolution of the City sanction, that fifth was the one who was going to go to the Champions League.
Now that fifth will go to the Europa League along with the sixth and the seventh, in principle. Normally, in England, only the fifth go, plus the winner of the League Cup and the FA Cup. The city won the Carabao Cup. so it is the turn to the sixth. In the FA Cup, the finalists are all in the limelight: United, City, Chelsea, and Arsenal. Only the latter, if he wins, could be out of Europe at the end of the Premier and benefit from a direct place, hurting the seventh in the table.