Manchester United has just started their 2020-2021 Premier League season after four matches, according to the club’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The coach described United’s 1-4 win over Newcastle on Saturday as a season starter for the club.
Before Saturday’s match, Manchester United have played three matches, losing two and winning just one. The club’s poor start to the season attracted jabs from all corners, especially from the club’s legends.
However, their Saturday’s encounter with Newcastle turned out to be a saving grace for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men after an embarrassing 6-1 defeat in the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on October 4.
The match started to look like a match United would suffer in when the club’s defender Luke Shaw scored an Own Goal in the 2nd minute of the match. After that, the club’s goalkeeper, David de Gea didn’t allow any goal to go beyond him.
In the 23rd minute of the match, the club’s embattled captain whose lawyers are still battling to win a lawsuit filed against him in Greece forced an equalizer out of a very resilient Newcastle United side.
A comeback started by the captain.@HarryMaguire93 ❤️#MUFC pic.twitter.com/XkPMbkD0r6— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2020
After Harry Maguire’s equalizing goal, Manchester United could not break the defense of Newcastle United until the 58th-minute mark when the Red Devils won a penalty. Unfortunately for them, Bruno Fernandes missed the penalty for the first time in the Premier League.
United had to wait until the 86th minute of the match before Fernandes finally scored to give United the lead. In the 90th minute, Aaron Wan-Bissaka made it three for United. When Newcastle thought they have gotten the worse, Marcus Rashford completed the late minute war in the 6th additional minute to make it 1-4.
“The season started for us today (Saturday, October 17, 2020,” said Solskjaer.
“We have come up to the speed of the game and that showed.
“Harry scored and leads by example. He showed good character, I am happy for him. He had a couple of difficult weeks since he last played for us.
“This was a great result and great character to come back, led by a very inspirational captain.”
The win only pushed Manchester United to the 14th spot on the league table with two wins and two losses in four Premier League games. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his boys have garnered a total number of 6 points so far. While Newcastle have dropped to the 11th spot with 7 points in 5 matches.
United’s next Premier League match is against Chelsea on October 24. While Newcastle’s next Premier League match is against Wolves on October 25.
🚨 Our #NEWMUN highlights are here!#MUFC pic.twitter.com/EZaBuBhNMJ— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2020