Gary Neville has his verdict on the penalty incident that helped Sheffield United the life-line to bounce back
After Manchester United’s two back-to-back triumphant nights in the Premier League against Brentford and Sheffield United, it seems that we might be right back on track. After the game Gary Neville, tweeted on X his verdict on the controversial penalty kick that acted as a lifeline to the home side.
At Bramall Lane, United played poorly for the first twenty-five minutes, and Onana had to make several saves to keep out Cameron Archer and Oli McBurnie. Erik ten Hag will take Onana doing the little things properly after a string of costly errors since his summer transfer from Inter Milan, even though it didn’t require anything extraordinary.
In the 28th minute, Scott McTominay, who two weeks prior had scored two late goals in United’s 2-1 victory over Brentford, volleyed home. Six minutes later, though, the Scot’s mistake resulted in a penalty kick for Oli McBurnie, who easily beat custodian Andre Onana.
United’s four Premier League victories this season have come by a one-goal margin; but, if Ten Hag can improve his team’s defence, they will begin to move up the standings. United is still having trouble scoring goals.
A peaceful night and a victory at Sheffield United is a nice place to start and there’s no doubt Gary enjoyed it more than us, but the team still has work to do to win over some United supporters. However, the victory helped us to climb to the 8th position in the league.
With losses to Bayern Munich and Galatasaray in their opening two group phase matches, United’s hopes of advancing to the Champions League knockout stages are dwindling.
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Fortunately, a new Champions League format is set to debut for the 2024–25 season, and five Premier League teams are anticipated to compete. This might provide Manchester United a much-needed boost.