Manchester United faces Sheffield United
Manchester United faces Sheffield United at the Old Trafford in a game from the 31th round of the Premier League. Let’s preview this fixture in the next few paragraphs.
Manchester United returned after the quarantine break with a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in London. The Red Devils had the luck to equalise just 9 minutes before the end of the game when Bruno Fernandes scored from a penalty kick. Before this Steven Bergwijn opened the score for Spurs after a serious mistake in United’s defense.
The big news in Manchester United’s team is the return of Paul Pogba. The infuental French midfielder entered the pitch in the second half when he replaced Fred. Pogba is struggling with injuries this season which didn’t allow him to feature in most of the games. But now he could be helping United to qualify for the Champions League in these final rounds of the campaign.
With this draw Manchester United remain 5th in the Premier League with 46 points, but now the Red Devils are on par with the 6th Wolverhampton Wanderers. The fight for the 5th place is going to be brutal, there’s no doubt about that.
Sheffield United also restarted their season with a draw. The Blades paid a visit to Aston Villa in Birmingham, but their efforts to win didn’t lead to a result. The game at the Villa Park ended 0-0.
It might sound a little bit weird, but Sheffield United are still in the race for a Champions League qualification. The Blades are 7th in the table with 44 points, but just two points behind their next opponent Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
This game between Manchester United and Sheffield United is a direct clash between two teams who compete for a place in the Champions League for the next season. Which one of them would make a step forward?