Manchester United blew a golden opportunity to move within five points of fourth-place Arsenal in the Premier League, settling for a underwhelming 1-1 draw at Newcastle on Monday. The Red Devils were outplayed for much of the 90 minutes and probably deserved less than the point they got, with the team lacking cohesion and not being on the same page at all. It felt like Man United had more sloppy passes than efficient ones as the team failed to score multiple goals in the Premier League for the third consecutive match.
It took Newcastle just seven minutes to take the lead thanks to the brilliant play of Allan Saint-Maximin. United battled back and equalized in the 71st minute thanks to substitute Edinson Cavani. United goalkeeper David de Gea was forced into some tough saves late, while also needing the post to bail out his team against the relegation contenders.
For Newcastle, the draw puts them on 11 points in the table and within two of safety at the halfway point of the season.
Manchester United after drawing 19th-placed Newcastle in their first game in over two weeks: pic.twitter.com/TTAl0Ct03n
— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 27, 2021
⚪🔵 Manchester United envisagerait de prêter Anthony Martial à l’OM cet hiver afin de contrer un possible transfert de Boubacar Kamara à Newcastle.https://t.co/z47IWQVIX7
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) December 27, 2021