Five lessons we have learnt from Manchester United win against Sheffield United
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Manchester United have maintained 13 game unbeaten run after thrashing Sheffield United three goals to nil. Solskjaer made two changes to the line-up that drew with Tottenham hotspurs on Friday.
From close observation of the game, here are 5 lessons that we have learnt.
1. Martial can become the main striker
Martial looked lethal throughout the game and his hardwork was rewarded with three goals. His finishing for the first two goals showed how martial can be a real number nine when he is on form.
2. Manchester United have new attacking style
Manchester United attacked with fashion and style throughout the game. They pressed in a good shape whenever Sheffield United was in possession of the ball. When Sheffield United was defending deep, Manchester United made clever short passes to open the defence.
3. Pogba and Fernades partnership is the real deal
For the first time Paul Pogba started in the same line-up with Bruno fernades. Pogba played in a slightly deeper role compared to Fernades who played as an attacking midfielder. The two played alongside Matic and they were able to control the game as many fans expected.
4. Rashford lacks sharpness
Rashford was on the top form of his career before he was injured earlier this year. After injury, Rashford looked very blunt during Tottenham and Sheffield United game. Today he was given two clear chances but he failed to put the ball at the back of the net. However, he deserves to be applauded for his two superb assists.
5. Greenwood is more dangerous than James
Greenwood looked lively throughout the game. His two feet ability challenged Sheffield defence every time he was in the possession of ball. He always looked dangerous within small spaces contrary to Daniel James who requires open space in order to perform better.