Manchester United picked up a third successive Premier League win at the weekend to make it four out of five to start the season.
United remain unbeaten, only dropping points away at Southampton. This disappointing display was put into context by City’s home draw with the Saints on Saturday.
The Red Devils wrapped up three points amid a dramatic end to the game, which saw United score a late winner and save a penalty, and also be denied a couple of spotkicks described as ‘stonewall‘ by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Two United players were named in the BBC Team of the Week following the 2-1 victory.
Lingard the comeback kid
Jesse Lingard was one of two United players picked by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.
Crooks though, questioned Lingard’s decision to stay put at Old Trafford as he is not yet a regular starter.
He suggested it may be ‘no fun’ winning trophies from the bench. Jesse Lingard, a 2016 FA Cup final substitute, may beg to differ. He came on to score the winner.
While now you could argue Lingard is at a stage of his career where he needs to start, the player seems perfectly happy with his current role, and he could well get a start against the Hammers in the Carabao Cup in midweek and stake a claim.
De Gea a late addition
Crooks was due to name Watford’s Ben Foster in goal before David de Gea’s late penalty save, he said.
He remarked: “De Gea got his left hand to the ball when it looked as though the keeper’s upper body might have slightly passed the ball, which made the save even more impressive.”
The pundit went on to heavily criticise West Ham boss David Moyes for bringing on Mark Noble just to take the penalty, saying that it ‘beggars belief’. Of course, this is the reaction Moyes would have known he was letting himself in for if Noble were to miss.
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