Manchester United came under fire for their inability to provide a good start to the ongoing Premier League campaign. However, they defied all the odds and secured 3 points wherever possible this season. The Red Devils are ranked 4th in the points table with 27 points.
They are just 5 points below their Merseyside rivals, Liverpool, with a game in hand. Liverpool has by far dominated the points table with 32 points (9 wins, 5 draws, 1 defeat). Meanwhile, Man United won 8 games, played out three draws, and lost 3 games in their campaign.
Man United locked horns with Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Boxing Day. Both teams had a fair share of moments during the game. The Red Devils and the Foxes went toe-to-toe in an attempt to seal the match. In the end, both teams settled for a pulsating 2-2 draw.
Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes scored a goal each for the Red Devils. Harvey Barnes opened up the scoring for Leicester City. Jamie Vardy’s shot went on to hit Man United defender Axel’s legs in the 85th minute.
The ball quickly beat David de Gea all ends up and was deemed an own goal. Leicester City stole a point in the fag end of the match. Overall, it was an absolute peach of a contest.
Both teams deservedly earned a point apiece. The Foxes are one point above Manchester United. They are third in the points table with 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 defeats.
Manchester United boss provides latest update
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on the latest injury updates of Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof. The manager spoke about these two players after their 2-2 draw against Leicester City.
Man United’s boss confessed there are concerns over the duo after the team’s draw with Leicester on Boxing Day. The manager provided the latest insights on their current injury statuses with Wolves arriving at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
“Yeah, Marcus felt his shoulder a bit. The lad tugged his arm, which he felt. Hopefully, he won’t be too bad, he made a full sprint after, so hopefully, he can recover quickly,” the boss said at the post-match presentation.
Meanwhile, there were more worries over Lindelof. The defender seems to have picked up a back problem that stopped him on the field at Old Trafford. “It is his back again I think. So we will just have to assess that one before Wolverhampton,” the Norwegian told the club’s official website.
The Red Devils take on Man City
Ole’s team will play the next two Premier League games at home. They will take on Wolves and Aston Villa on December 30 and January 2 respectively. Wolves played out a draw in their most recent fixture against Tottenham Hotspur. The Red Devils will cross swords with Manchester City in the mouth-watering semi-final contest on January 7 at Old Trafford.
The defending champions (Carabao Cup) will be looking forward to a great battle this time around. Both teams played out a boring 0-0 draw when they last met each other at Old Trafford in PL fixture.