Manchester United returned to their winning ways, after beating Huddersfield Town 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. It was a composed brushing aside of the Terriers, as the Devils managed to earn their 17th Premier League win of the season.
That is just one win less than in the whole of last campaign when United finished sixth, but with comfortable wins like this one against realistically weaker sides, Jose Mourinho’s team will be poised to finish as runners-up. Goals came through Romelu Lukaku who opened the scoring after 55 minutes, while Alexis Sanchez set the final score with his first goal in Manchester United shirt. What a way to introduce yourself to the fans at Old Trafford.
McTominay Doing Well
This was Scott McTominay’s sixth start this season in all competitions and his third in the league. Mourinho will be satisfied with youngster’s performance, as McTominay played in a composed fashion. He distributed the ball around rather well and showed an array of different types of passes.
His long balls have been almost perfect on every occasion, offering diversity of passing range to his team. He was dispossessed only once, while being fouled four times. Huddersfield at times tried to put pressure on him, but McTominay coped well.
Manchester United Did Not Allow Many Chances
After a not so good performance against Tottenham Hotspur, it was important for Manchester United’s back four to play a good match against Huddersfield. They needed to make sure mistakes were forgotten and behind them and that is exactly what they did. Huddersfield were unable to impose themselves in their final third of the pitch, which made the job that much easier.
Phil Jones was benched after a poor performance at Wembley, while Marcos Rojo replaced him well with seven clearances. However, the most important thing was that the Terriers did not fire a single shot on target throughout the match.
Huddersfield Sliding Into Relegation Zone
Another match for Huddersfield and another loss. At least this time that was more expected than on some other occasions. They now have only one win in ten matches in all competitions and that win was in FA Cup. All of that means that David Wanger’s side has been sliding down the Premier League table. They are on 24 points, as many as three other teams, but are officially in relegation zone and will stay there until the next round.
With 12 matches to go, seems like they will have to fight tooth and nail to stay in the league. The German manager must find solutions to end their poor run of form.
Another Clean Sheet For David De Gea
There was a big milestone for David De Gea on Saturday afternoon. He played his 300th match for Manchester United and the defenders in front of him made sure he celebrated that properly. In the end, that is what happened, as De Gea collected his 15th clean sheet of the season.
None of the Premier League goalkeepers have more than 12 since the start of the campaign and De Gea is on a good path to winning the Golden Glove. We all know how incredible he has been for Manchester United in recent years and it just remains to be seen how many more clean sheets can he collect.