Manchester United drew 3-3 with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in the Premier League on Sunday. It seemed that United were down and out after the Blades doubled their lead. Three quick goals from Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood, and Marcus Rashford changed the game for United but an Oliver McBurnie equaliser shared the spoils for both teams.
The Blades pressured United from the start of the game and had many chances on goal, all for David De Gea thwarting them with an early double save. In the 19th minute of the match, the Blades took the lead after Phil Jones was caught out on the left, allowing his man past him with the ball being put into the box. John Fleck found the back of the net.
It was starting to become one of those terrible matches for United after Lys Mousset doubled the home sides lead seven minutes into the second half. Andreas Pereira was caught in possession and Fleck was straight onto the ball, pushing forward and passing straight to Mousset, who beat De Gea to send the Blades 2-0 up. United needed a lot of improvement.
United seemed out of their depth and heading into another embarrassing defeat on the road. However, in the 72nd minute, Brandon Williams opened his account for United, getting a goal back and giving United some hope. It took the best part of five years for Luke Shaw to score, just a matter of months for 19-year-old Williams.
Just five minutes later, United were back in on goal, scoring the second of the match and the equaliser through Mason Greenwood, who scored his fourth goal of the season after Marcus Rashford played the ball into him. It was the sort of thing that United needed to show in this match, something that should have been present from the very start.
That was not it for United though, who put themselves ahead for the first time in the game, this time through Rashford, assisted by Daniel James, who has had a much better impact in this team that Alexis Sanchez had in more than 18 months at the club. Three goals and three assists this season for the Welsh winger.
Sadly though, the lead was not meant to be. The Blades got themselves an equaliser in the 90th minute of the match through Oliver McBurnie which may have caused controversy with VAR checking for a handball in the box before the second equaliser of the game. It was points shared at Bramall Lane and a let off for United, who seemed beaten.
Goals: John Fleck 19′, Lys Mousset 52′; Brandon Williams 72′, Mason Greenwood 77′, Marcus Rashford 79′
Assists: John Fleck 52′; Marcus Rashford 77′, Daniel James 79′
Manchester United: De Gea; Lindelof, Maguire, Jones (Lingard 46′); Wan-Bissaka, Pereira (Greenwood 73′), Fred, Williams; James, Martial (Tuanzebe 85′), Rashford
Substitutes Not Used: Grant; Young; Mata, Garner
Bookings: John Lundstram 51′; Brandon Williams 53′, Aaron Wan-Bissaka 60′