United concedes late goal to draw; still outside EPL top 4

Ross Houston
July 15, 2020

"They are top quality and have Pogba and Matic sat behind them".

Two goals from United in a three-minute span turned things around, with Martial setting up Marcus Rashford's low strike into the corner for the 20th-minute equaliser before scoring himself by cutting inside from the left and firing home a rising shot for his 50th Premier League goal.

Sir Alex Ferguson, in the directors' box and wearing his protective mask, will love watching this attacking line-up put swagger back into United but he will know this is just a promising start.

"It's the worst time to concede a goal but it happens in football".

Taking a share of the spoils instead of another morale-boosting wins means that United remain in fifth, level with Leicester and one point behind Chelsea.

"You think you have three points in the bag but we probably didn't deserve three points today", said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

"We have another game now, against a very good team again, so we have to go with everything because we want to play Champions League next season". We'll take it game by game. "We never got the rhythm in our passing today, especially after 2-1". "It is all part of the learning for this team", he added.

"Lindelof I think has to be a stronger there", Scholes told Premier League Productions.

The Red Devils couldn't kill the game off though, and Michael Obafemi snatched a late equaliser for the Saints as they head back to the South Coast with a point.

"We didn't handle it well enough in the first 20 minutes". It was just one of those days we did not take our chances and they took theirs. 'We had a awful record at the start of the season but have been really good on them. We are becoming more courageous.

"We'll take it game by game".

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