Manchester United, Atlético’s rival in the round of 16 of the Champions League, seems subscribed to agony. The ‘Red Devils’, who had just added a misleading victory over Brentford (1-3), have achieved a very difficult victory ‘in extremis’ over West Ham (1-0).
The victory thanks to the last goal of Marcus Rashford allows the ‘red devils’ to snatch fourth place from the ‘hammers’ and return to the ‘Champions zone’.
There was a certain ‘morbo’ to see what if Ralf Rangnick took some kind of retaliation against Cristiano Ronaldo for his ‘little number’ after being substituted against Brentford… but it wasn’t like that. CR7 he spearheaded the attack alongside Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes and Elanga, who sat down late hero Rashford for the third match in a row.
The great novelty in eleven was the return of Maguire to the axis of the defense after two games as a substitute. It should be noted, however, that Rangnick could not count on Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Shaw, Pogba or Sancho for various reasons.
The first time left absolutely… nothing. The good news is that De Gea, a regular hero in recent games, did not have to work… but the Manchester United It did not bother ex-Madridista Areola either. It is only worth mentioning a good center by Bruno Fernandes that he did not reach Cristiano Ronaldo for little at 20 ‘. On an individual level, the physical exuberance in McTominay’s removal and Maguire’s desire to vindicate himself stood out.
We had to wait until 50′, already in the second half, to see the first shot at the door of the ‘red devils’. Fred tried fortuna after using a rebound and Areola cleared for a corner.
Rangnick burned all his ships. He brought in Rashford, Cavani and Martial, who hadn’t played since December 2 and the game broke down in the final moments.
There was still time for ‘another’ and Manchester United did not wasted. Cristiano Ronaldo launched the counter, Martial opened for Cavani and he served the ‘pass of the death‘ so that Marcus Rashford scored at will before the delirium of the stands of ‘The Theater of Dreams’. The ‘Red Devils‘ They are Champions again.
Source: Brand Newspaper