Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield, thus ending their chances of finishing in the top four for the 2018-19 Premier League campaign.
Manchester United will be in for a strong rebuilding session in the summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen closely how much work needs to be done. The Red Devils though, will not have the lure of Champions League football to attract top players after bowing out of the top four race, thanks to a 1-1 draw at bottom-placed Huddersfield.
The game started off with Manchester United dominating and carving out chances. Throughout the game in fact, United had several chances to add to the solitary goal that Scott McTominay provided early in the first-half. Huddersfield grew into the game in the first half after the first 20 minutes and ended the half in strong fashion.
The second half saw Huddersfield become more and more ambitious. But, it was a goal kick and miss from Luke Shaw, who was United’s last defender during the play, that let Isaac Mbenza through and the Huddersfield star calmly slotted it between David de Gea’s legs and into the goal for the equaliser.
Paul Pogba hit the post twice, once in the first half and once in the second while Tahith Chong almost got United the winner, only to be denied superbly by Jonas Lossl, who made up for his error in the first goal. Manchester United fans reacted strongly to the 1-1 draw, criticising the entire team.
I think it’s time @ManUtd stopped calling themselves a ‘Big Club’.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 5, 2019
Manchester United fans thought Ole was capable of doing what JOSE MOURINHO couldn’t do with these players 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/4rFzuDIMU6
— Tactical Genius (@MouTheTactician) May 5, 2019
— Lewis (@CarefreeLewisG) May 5, 2019
Juve won the league. Said Joao you’re not good enough and currently shopping him. Manchester United? New contracts to anyone who can run fast.
— . (@utdfemi) May 5, 2019
Congrats to Manchester United for qualifying for the Europa League.
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) May 5, 2019
10 years ago today, Manchester United were facing Arsenal in the semi final of the Champions League, now you lot can’t even beat 20th placed Huddersfield who have already been relegated.. Glazers and Ed Woodward are destroying the club in front of your eyes.
— 360Sources (@360Sources) May 5, 2019
Manchester United ended the game with a centre-back partnership of Phil Jones and Ashley Young, something that infuriated and provided a chuckle to the Manchester United faithfuls.
Young and Jones were our CB for the last ten mins, if Ole thinks we don’t need to spend heavily on a CB in the summer he’s either deluded or has decided to adopt a formation next season that doesn’t require defenders. #FullTimeJay
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) May 5, 2019
Manchester United Football Club are currently using a centerback partnership of Ashley Young and Phil Jones
Football, as we know it, has officially peaked.
— Fredrik (@F_Edits) May 5, 2019
Ole’s at the wheel,
Tell me how good, does it feel?
We’ve got Phil Jones and Young at the back,
They’ve been here since the war in Iraq.
— Richard #MUFC (@WaveyCapes) May 5, 2019
Ed Woodward rejected Mourinho’s request for a new centre-back before the start of the season. 😳
Man Utd are ending their season with Young and Jones in that position. 😅
— BlameFootball (@blamefootball) May 5, 2019
“Young and Jones at CB” pic.twitter.com/VpJRUlPENO
— Jay Motty (@RFFH) May 5, 2019