United tied with Southampton and could not get into Champions League positions


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United tied with Southampton and could not get into Champions League positions

Solskjaer’s team had the victory in their pocket by goals from Rashford and Martial, but they escaped the end at the end of day 35 of the Premier.

Manchester United equaled 2-2 with Southampton in Old Trafford, in the match that closed day 35 of the Premier League. The local team won 2-1 with goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, but the visitors matched in injury time through Michael Obafemi. Stuart armstrong he had scored the first goal of the match.

The team led by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fell asleep, Paul Pogba lost the ball at the start in 12 minutes and the visiting team took the opportunity to open the scoring through Armstrong. However, the Red Devils reacted quickly and turned the result with a definition on Rashford’s left foot and a powerful right hand from Martial.

Pogba came close to vindicating himself with a mid-distance shot that required a great response from goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and, although he could not increase the advantage, United dominated the actions and sustained the victory until the break.

Southampton went for the equalizer in the second half and did so in the 97th minute, when Obafemi pushed the ball down the goal after Jan Bednarek deflected a corner kick from the left.

This tie leaves Manchester United in fifth place in the Premier League with 59 points, the same as Leicester who has a better goal difference. The tournament has three dates remaining in which the Solskjaer team will have to face Crystal Palace, West Ham and Leicester, with the aim of finishing in qualifying positions for the next Champions League.

In addition, on July 19 they will face Chelsea in the semifinals of the FA Cup and on August 5 they will receive LASK to close the series of round of 16 of the Europa League, whose first leg ended 2-2.

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