Far from being their best night, United shook off laziness to defeat Newcastle. There is no team more sybarite than that of Solskjaer, I bet against Real Sociedad and at the same time of doubtful credibility in a Premier in which he has not been able to hold the trot of City. Although the smell of Rashford, of James and of Bruno fernandes they sentenced a rival who did not allow himself to be beaten easily, firm until the stars made the difference (3-1).
It was the individual talent of the 10 that changed the inertia of a crash of those that choke United. The Englishman escaped on the wing in a portentous play that ended with a corner shot, to the strain of the post. The stretch of a goalkeeper who could not counteract the hit of a brilliant footballer, more transcendent than ever, was of no use. The 1-0 was a way of giving another air to a match that at times had the color of tragedy like so many others at Old Trafford.
United wake up against some rivals and fall asleep against others. Newcastle, who live in trouble in England, had no trouble drawing after a poorly defended corner kick in which Saint-Maximin surpassed From Gea. The French warned in the previous sequence and redeemed himself in Manchester with a whip to the squad. Justice at a first half in which United did not do enough to see themselves ahead against a Newcastle that was not intimidated.
The crash demanded one more march from the Solskjaer, which this time it was not wrinkled. He showed his face at Old Trafford and reacted through a point-blank shot from James, a footballer called to shake scenarios as uncomfortable as the one that was experienced against Newcastle. The Norwegian gave ownership to the winger after his good game against Real and responded to a thousand wonders to collaborate in a victory that closed Bruno fernandes penalty after a foul on Rashford.
The 10 left the field of play in the final stretch to give the alternative to Shoretire, a boy of barely 17 years old who makes his debut five years after Rashford. Two footballers of the house in an image that must be framed to reflect the good work that is done from the base. Added to the portfolio that United is always presumed to have is a quarry from which they enjoy a lot of talent, proudly expressed at Old Trafford. The elevator works in Carrington.
(+) See the summary of Manchester United – Newcastle
Manchester United, 3
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Fred; James (Mata, 87 ‘), Bruno Fernandes, Rashford (Shoretire, 88’); Martial (Greenwood, 69 ‘)
Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Darlow; Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis; Willock, Hayden, Shelvey; Almirón (Gayle, 79 ‘), Joelinton (Fraser, 55’), Saint-Maximin (Murphy, 77 ‘)
Coach: Steve Bruce
Goals: 1-0, Rashford (30 ‘), 1-1, Saint-Maximin (36’), 2-1, James (56 ‘), 3-1, Bruno Fernandes (74’)
Referee: Paul Tierney. He admonished Hayden (38 ‘), Bruno Fernandes (38’), Joelinton (39 ‘)