Phil Jones blunder costs Manchester United as Sheffield United score in the Premier League match between the two sides at Bramall Lane.
Manchester United travelled to Bramall Lane knowing that 3 points would take them to 5th place in the table. However, at present it looks like they will remain at 10th place after gifting a goal to Sheffield United inside 19 minutes.
A comprehensive victory against Brighton before the break led many to believe that the side could turn their fortunes around. However, United have played their game to the same old script with yet another miserable performance on the road.
Phil Jones blunder costs Manchester United as Sheffield United score
With United employing a 5-2-3 formation, United made up for their midfield deficiency by adding another centre back to their line-up. Surprisingly, Phil Jones was handed his first Premier League start of the season and soon enough, the centre back left his manager ruing his decision to play the 27-year old.
Jones had been clumsy all through the match, however, his inefficiency at the back finally cost his side when Lys Mousset floored him during their one on one to set up John Lundstram. The midfielder had his shot blocked by David De Gea. However, the ball found John Fleck, who placed the ball behind the net.
BLADES PUT MAN UNITED TO THE SWORD! ⚔️
Mousset gets in behind Jones and pulls it back for Fleck to eventually scramble over the line.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 24, 2019
Phil Jones is getting a testimonial in 2021. Let that sink in.pic.twitter.com/SYlX6tWCJs
— The Stone (@ShadesOfUnited) November 24, 2019
At the time of writing, United trail the match 2-0 after Lys Moussets added yet another goal to add to United’s misery. There is still more than half an hour left in the match. But at no point in this match have United looked to assert themselves.
The visitors have only managed two shots and only one on target in comparison to the Blades who have had 8 shots in total and 6 of them on target.
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