Manchester United are allowed to play for the first time in 16 days after matches against Brentford and Brighton were postponed due to COVID-related issues. And just before the game started on Monday, Ralf Rangnick revealed that defender Victor Lindelof had tested positive for the virus.
“I didn’t like the performance at all,” Rangnick said after the game. “Today, we didn’t control the game beyond a few moments. It’s all about the energy, the physicality and who gets the second ball. In all those areas we didn’t hit the mark. highest form.
“It’s good that we got a point but the performance needs to be better. You have to be ready and able to win those head-to-head games and this doesn’t happen often. When we were in charge, we were in charge. I have too many gifts and even with goals, that doesn’t make things easy.”
Jonjo ShelveyA long dribble through midfield led to a long shot from long distance that hit the target and forced De Gea to make a save to save Man United a conspicuous goal.
The visitors, who dominated possession, attacked little throughout the first half and Newcastle took a narrow lead in the dressing room at half-time.
Bruno Fernandes‘A lovely low cross into the area that perfectly placed Cavani near the penalty spot, but the Uruguayan made his pass and dribbled narrowly past the post for the first time.
The home side’s misses proved costly as Cavani leveled for Man United with less than 20 minutes to play, firing his own shot after a perfect pass on the right from Diogo Dalot.
De Gea leans over and bends Miguel Almiron finish hitting the crossbar at the end of the second half to preserve the draw when both teams have won a point tonight.
The result left the Old Trafford team 7th in the rankings with 28 points after 17 matches, behind the 6th ranked team West Ham in goal difference, while Newcastle ranked 19th with 11 points after 19 matches.
https://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=605856 Newcastle United vs. Manchester United – Football match report – December 27, 2021