Man United triumph in five-goal thriller

English Premier League

Manchester United got back to winning ways in the Premier League after coming from behind to edge Sheffield United 3-2 on Thursday evening.

Red Devils goalkeeper Dean Henderson started against the club he played for th last two seasons, with David De Gea demoted to  bench as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went the rotation route.

Sheffield made a bright start five minutes from the start when intense pressure play forced Henderson to concede possession before David McGoldrick sneaked ahead to turn home.

A first-half substitution 12 minutes in followed on the side of the hosts after Phil Jagielka came on for Sander Berge, who was forced off with a muscular injury.

John Fleck should’ve given the Blades a second from a rasping strike outside the area 16 minutes gone, but the effort went agonizingly wide of the near corner.

It was all square midway in the first half when Marcus Rashford brought down a long ball over the top from Victor Lindelof to send a thumping strike past Aaron Ramsdale.

The Red Devils were ahead for the first time in the match after Anthony Martial sneaked in behind the defence following the half-hour mark to profit from Paul Pogba’s through ball.

Solskjaer’s men made matters more comfortable five minutes from halftime when Rashford got on the end of a one-touch move through the middle to convert comfortably.

Mason Greenwood could’ve put the Red Devils further clear 12 minutes later from a mazy run out wide, but Ramsdale parried before Martial had a shot from close-range blocked.

Late drama was on the cards three minutes from time after McGoldrick got between two defenders to head home a corner-kick.

However, Henderson made himself big in stoppage time with a flying save off a half-volley in the area from Lys Mousset, helping the Red Devils to victory in the process.