Manchester United had been dealt an enormous blow of their pursuit of the Champions League locations as Michael Obafemi got here off the bench to attain a dramatic late equaliser for Southampton in a 2-2 draw at Outdated Trafford.
The Pink Devils regarded set to maneuver as much as third after Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial turned issues round following Stuart Armstrong’s early opener, just for Obafemi to direct dwelling on the loss of life to seal a deserved level for the guests.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect stay fifth after blowing the possibility to maneuver forward of Chelsea and Leicester on Monday evening, when the frustration was clear on the face of the Norwegian and his gamers.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s males deserved a share of the spoils, although.
Their relentless strain compelled Paul Pogba into an early error that Armstrong capitalised on.
However United produced a response that the watching Sir Alex Ferguson would have been pleased with, with Rashford equalising within the 20th minute and Martial turning issues round with an excellent strike three minutes later.
Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu was lucky to keep away from punishment for a foul on Mason Greenwood in a primary half that made approach for cagey second interval, with David De Gea producing an excellent cease to disclaim Nathan Redmond late on.
United regarded set to carry on, just for Obafemi to get to a nook earlier than Victor Lindelof to grab a late level for Saints.
United stay in fifth place within the Premier League, having moved as much as third had they held on for the victory.
The match has additionally seen Solskjaer’s aspect’s four-match successful streak within the Premier League come to an finish.