MANCHESTER UNITED achieved a little bit little bit of historical past as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s away day specialists gained on the highway once more.
They turned the primary facet ever to attain two or extra in ten consecutive away video games within the Premier League.
Solskjaer should determine easy methods to get get his facet enjoying from the primary whistleCredit score: AFP
And no group has ever gained six straight video games on their travels after going behind in every of them – till now.
It’s been nice to observe for United followers from their armchairs – in stark distinction to what their group have produced at Previous Trafford.
“Going ahead, they’re electrical,” mentioned former United striker Michael Owen after objectives from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial noticed them in entrance by half-time.
And there are echoes of a few of Sir Alex Ferguson’s swash-buckling previous sides in the way in which they maintain backing themselves each time they fall behind.
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However Solskjaer’s males can’t maintain doing it if they’re to be real title contenders.
Proper now, in concept not less than, you must say they’re.
If United win their recreation in hand they are going to be second – simply two factors behind leaders Liverpool.
But what occurred in Leipzig final week ought to function a reminder that high sides don’t throw leads away so simply.
Marcus Rashford scored twice to assist Man Utd come from behind to pinch all three factors at Bramall Lane
The Germans raced right into a 3-0 lead and held on – nearly – to ship Solskjaer’s males tumbling out of the Champions League.
And in reality, their stiffest home away video games are all nonetheless to come back.
United have gone behind after which come again to win at West Ham, Everton, Newcastle, Brighton, Southampton and now Sheffield United this season.
All of them good wins within the circumstances – however none of them are going to be difficult for the title this 12 months.
Their subsequent two on their travels within the league are at Leicester and Liverpool – so now issues will begin to get severe.
They can not maintain giving gifts away like the one Dean Henderson presented to his old club inside the primary 5 minutes right here.
As a result of it’s troublesome to think about Jurgen Klopp’s males being as beneficiant because the Blades and West Ham have been within the final two United away fixtures.
Solskjaer believes these subsequent couple of weeks will inform him whether or not his group are able to problem for the title this season.
If they’d been in a position to get their residence kind proper, he may already know that they’re.
It’s laborious to imagine this is similar facet who carried out so meekly within the dreary goalless draw towards Manchester Metropolis on the weekend.
A primary league assembly in 16 years with bitter rivals Leeds can be an ideal time to place the report straight.