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Sheffield United 2-3 Manchester United: Marcus Rashford scores twice for visitors

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All five of Marcus Rashford’s Premier League goals this season have come away from home

Marcus Rashford’s double ensured Manchester United maintained their perfect away record in the Premier League this season with a comeback victory over bottom club Sheffield United.

The England striker’s goals ensured the red Devils climbed to sixth in the table.

The visitors made a horror start as goalkeeper Dean Henderson, playing against his former club, was robbed by Blades forward Oliver Burke, allowing David McGoldrick to tap in.

John Fleck missed a glorious chance to make it 2-0, which proved costly as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side dominated thereafter against the winless Blades.

Rashford equalised after 26 minutes, his powerful strike from Victor Lindelof’s through ball giving Aaron Ramsdale no chance.

And after going close twice, Anthony Martial ended his 491-minute goal drought by collecting Paul Pogba’s pass and beating Ramsdale at the second attempt.

Rashford appeared to have made things comfortable nine minutes after the break by shooting under the diving Ramsdale following a swift counter attack.

There was a late scare when McGoldrick headed in from a corner with three minutes left for the hosts, and Henderson then saved Lys Mousset’s shot, but Solskjaer’s side held on.

Victory moves Manchester United to within a point of fourth-placed Leicester City, while Chris Wilder’s Blades chalked up an unwanted record of eight successive league defeats.

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Sheffield United

  1. Squad number1Player nameRamsdale

  2. Squad number2Player nameBaldock

  3. Squad number6Player nameBasham

  4. Squad number12Player nameEgan

  5. Squad number19Player nameRobinson

  6. Squad number3Player nameStevens

  7. Squad number8Player nameBerge

  8. Squad number22Player nameAmpadu

  9. Squad number4Player nameFleck

  10. Squad number14Player nameBurke

  11. Squad number17Player nameMcGoldrick

  1. Squad number11Player nameMousset

  2. Squad number15Player nameJagielka

  3. Squad number24Player nameBrewster

Manchester United

  1. Squad number8Player nameMata
  2. Squad number34Player namevan de Beek
  3. Squad number39Player nameMcTominay

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 2Baldock
  • 6Basham
  • 12EganBooked at 70mins
  • 19RobinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Stevens
  • 8BergeSubstituted forJagielkaat 12′minutesBooked at 51minsSubstituted forMoussetat 63′minutes
  • 22Ampadu
  • 4Fleck
  • 14BurkeSubstituted forBrewsterat 74′minutes
  • 17McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 10Sharp
  • 11Mousset
  • 15Jagielka
  • 16Norwood
  • 21Verrips
  • 23Osborn
  • 24Brewster

Man Utd

  • 26HendersonBooked at 90mins
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 27Telles
  • 31Matic
  • 6PogbaBooked at 90mins
  • 11GreenwoodSubstituted forMataat 74′minutes
  • 18Bruno FernandesSubstituted forvan de Beekat 80′minutes
  • 10Rashford
  • 9MartialSubstituted forMcTominayat 90′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1de Gea
  • 8Mata
  • 17Fred
  • 21James
  • 23Shaw
  • 34van de Beek
  • 39McTominay

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