Lukaku strikes late to send Man United fourth

Lukaku strikes late to send Man United fourth

Javier Howell
March 5, 2019

United are severely depleted with up to 10 players missing the trip through injury.

"It was one of those games, it had everything", said Solskjaer.

Centre back Chris Smalling picked up his dry cleaning while fellow defender Diogo Dalot, now enjoying a run in the side, went for a fresh trim.

Within six minutes of drawing the home side level, Pereira pushed the ball through to Lukaku. Rashford is tipped to partner Romelu Lukaku again up front in a game where goals are desperately needed.

Lukaku cut a relaxed figure on Monday afternoon as he strolled through town in jeans and a khaki bomber jacket.

The Red Devils have won every one of their eight away matches under his leadership. If we are in the game with 20 to 30 minutes to go then who knows.

Manchester United managed to hold onto the lead and moved into fourth place in the league table.

And after their Champions League commitments in Paris on Wednesday, Solskjaer's side face another crucial test in the Premier League when they travel to Arsenal on Sunday.

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"We're back in the top four and hopefully we can keep going and get the Champions League spot".

Angus Gunn saved Pogba's penalty, the France worldwide failing to convert from 12 yards for the third time in the Premier League this season.

"It's wonderful. You feel a lot of emotions and I'm very happy and hopefully there will be many more to come".

Were points awarded for the quality of goals Southampton might not have left Old Trafford empty handed, though in reality United are always risky in the closing minutes of a game and the visitors paid the penalty for a late lapse of concentration when Lukaku was allowed to turn on the edge of the area to take a short pass from Fred.

And finally, League leaders, Liverpool, beat Bournemouth 4-0 back in December at the Vitality Stadium and three of City's seven victories were by that scoreline too, so I'm happy to take a chance on that for ½ point also.

In a game of spectacular goals, Saints midfielder James Ward-Prowse struck a superb 25-yard free-kick, awarded for an Ashley Young foul on Armstrong, into the top left-hand corner of De Gea's goal after 74 minutes to make the score 2-2.

"A lot of people wrote Pogba off, said he wasn't trying hard enough, said he wasn't good enough to play for United, but I knew that was nonsense, total nonsense", he told Planet Football.

The Norwegian oversaw a 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford in the first leg of the round of 16 tie and will be hoping to see a better performance this time around.