Michael Obafemi's late equaliser denies United move into top four

By Subham NAndi
Jul. 14, 2020

Manchester United failed to capitalize the opportunity to move up the table after they struggled to win against 'The Saints' at Old Trafford. It's not the first time that United bottled up when a win for them mattered the most in a crunch scenario. Southampton has always been a tough opponent for the Red Devils since a long years and yesterday's match was a perfect example of that. Their high press and congestion in the midfield has kept United at bay. Thanks to Anthony Martial and Rashford's brilliance that turned a 1-0 deficit into 2-1 lead during a pulsating first half.

United just managed four shots on target, one lesser than Southampton ,in the entire match which justified that United had a tough time on the pitch, especially in the second half. It was an individual error of Pogba who could not hold onto a pass from De Gea and that has earned Southampton the first goal on the 12th minute of the game.

Though Hasenhuttl's men were fortunate enough to play against the 10-men side United in the stoppage time as Brandon Williams had to leave the field with a nasty head injury after colliding with Kyle Walker Peter.

United's unbeaten run did continue but wasn't enough to produce a scintillating way to secure the top 4 spot for the UCL. Chelsea is ahead of United with one point whereas Leicester is ahead on goal difference.