Manchester United look firmly set in the second place of the Premier League season. There are just three more matches to be played for the Devils and the season is getting to an end. All the focus will now be slowly shifting towards 19 May and the FA Cup final against Chelsea. It will be the chance for United to win silverware once again, but before that, let’s look at some of the most memorable moments of Jose Mourinho’s team in the Premier League this season.
The Manchester Derby Comeback
What a day it was. Manchester City were chasing the Premier League title against Man United and had a 2-0 lead at the Etihad after the first 45 minutes. It could have easily been more, as City played in high tempo and with swagger, causing troubles throughout that half. It was Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan who scored in the space of five minutes.
However, it was far from over. United come out for the second half looking as a different team, as well as their opponents. Paul Pogba pulled his teammates forward, creating chaos City have had troubles with in other games as well, most notably against Liverpool on three occasions this season. Man United won 3-2 to at least get some revenge for the 2-1 loss at Old Trafford.
The Devilish Storm At The Emirates
Another great performance from Manchester United and once again away from home. It was early December when Arsenal hosted the Devils and they took Arsene Wenger’s side by the storm. It was a blitzkrieg in opening 11 minutes as Valencia and Lingard scored to put United 2-0 up. Lacazette halved that lead early into the second half, yet United scored once again to seal the win.
The match will be remembered by United surviving an avalanche of opposition’s chances as David De Gea equaled the Premier League record for most saves in a single match. Arsenal had 15 shots on target, yet only one found the way to the net. The Spaniard also famously made a double save in the space of couple seconds to deny the hosts, too.
The Marcus Rashford Brace Against Liverpool
Marcus Rashford really likes big clashes. It was once again that he showed up against Liverpool and what a performance that was. The Manchester-born scored twice in the opening 25 minutes of the match to show the Merseyside club how homegrown talent feels the big derby.
It was Romelu Lukaku who assisted him with a header for the first goal, before Rashford made Trent Alexander Arnold earn a headache from the goal execution. Liverpool have been one of the best attacks in the league and had scored nine goals in last three matches against City, yet they failed to get past De Gea in 180 minutes, as it was Eric Baily who scored the own goal later during the match.
The Romelu Lukaku-Jesse Lingard partnership for United’s second goal against Chelsea at Old Trafford. A lovely cross and a great header to earn the win.
The Romelu Lukaku-Anthony Martial partnership for United’s only goal in a 1-0 win against Tottenham last autumn.
So many times we have mentioned the Belgian striker… It seems like he had a huge impact on results this team made, much bigger than some might say.