Manchester United slipped up yet again in their Top 4 charge as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Swansea City at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Yet another home game, yet another home draw, and this time it was relegation battling Swansea City who held Manchester United to a stalemate at Old Trafford. This was their tenth draw at home, 14th overall, and one that provided another dent to their hopes of a Top 4 finish.
In an evenly contested affair, Swansea stood toe to toe with Manchester United for large parts of the game. But, Jose Mourinho’s men grabbed the lead in the dying moment of the first half as Marcus Rashford won a contentious penalty which Wayne Rooney duly converted.
In the second half, Manchester United went in search of the second goal but could not produce the killer blow as Swansea’s attack made the Old Trafford faithful jittery. And Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a sublime free-kick with just ten minutes left in regulation time to earn the visitors a well deserved point.
The result kept Manchester United on fifth in the Premier League table, a point behind Liverpool and Manchester City. Here are the best tweets that emerged in the aftermath of the stalemate at Old Trafford on Sunday.
FT: #MUFC 1 Swansea 1.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 30, 2017
— Premier League (@premierleague) April 30, 2017
Man Utd 1-1 Swansea FT:
Pass accuracy: 85%-82%
Chances created: 10-10
Another draw at Old Trafford. pic.twitter.com/UmzsVRSRsU
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 30, 2017
5 – Gylfi Sigurdsson has been directly involved in five goals in his last five PL games against Man Utd (2 goals, 3 assists). Thorn. pic.twitter.com/6Hte5ngb1j
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 30, 2017
RECORD: Man Utd have gone 25 Premier League games unbeaten in a single season for the first time in history.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 30, 2017
After yet another draw at home, Twitter was quick to point out the number of stalemates that Old Trafford has witnessed this season, while Manchester United fans expressed their frustrations:
When Manchester United 16/17 Season Review sees Manchester City 16/17 Season Review. pic.twitter.com/IJE7Ho4SSf
— L’Americain (@CombMyAfro) April 30, 2017
Manchester United drawing more than a pencil 😨😨😨
— Paul ©️ (@OmondilisedPaul) April 30, 2017
— Utd Related (@Utd_Related) April 30, 2017
Hold this D @ManUtd
— Olly (@Giroudesquee) April 30, 2017
— S. (@Zeus_Cannon) April 30, 2017
What do Manchester United and Neil Buchanan from Art Attack have in common?
They’re both quality at drawing. pic.twitter.com/5JV747rOTP
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) April 30, 2017
— d¥l (@DyIete) April 30, 2017
@ManUtd We got more injuries than goals.
— José (@MourinhoMindset) April 30, 2017
@ManUtd We produce more draws than IKEA.
— Ryan 🔴 (@Vintage_Bailly) April 30, 2017
Manchester United Really Needed Three Points! #MUFC Top 4 Battle Is Getting Crazier Everyday! 🔥😈
— Aaron Joy (@BBK_UK) April 30, 2017
Manchester United drew, Manchester city drew, arsenal is losing
Three points: pic.twitter.com/PGucPGJQOa
— AWOSIKA (@Mhoyin) April 30, 2017
Draws at home to small teams:
Stoke City 1-1
Hull City 0-0
West Brom 0-0
— AH (@EliteUtd) April 30, 2017
Missing Zlatan and Pogba today, no control in midfield and no hold up play upfront, Swansea were the better team, we are lucky to even draw
— Full Time Reds (@FULLTIMEREDS) April 30, 2017
United look tired but it’s no surprise. That’s their 57th game of the season to Swansea’s 38th. 19 more. Equivalent to half a league season.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) April 30, 2017
Ermm what is this game even ? Swansea playing like the team fighting for top4 !
We look absolutely knackered 😐
— Sadikshya Bhandari (@Sadikshya_) April 30, 2017
— Liamster (41-41) (@HassanBlocks) April 30, 2017
am I a joke to you, Man Utd? pic.twitter.com/Hi17fJp5VA
— OGTega (@Ebean_) April 30, 2017
Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford was a big talking point after his dive that earned Manchester United the penalty:
BREAKING: Marcus Rashford becomes the first Premier League player in history to dive to win a penalty. More to follow.
— adam (@FutboiAdam) April 30, 2017
Rashford gets that decision because he’s still in the “good honest lad who’s worked his way up” stage of his career. Like early sterling.
— #BrotherK DELETED (@DoYouEvenMikel) April 30, 2017
Rashford destroyed Chelsea and learned the art of diving from Hazard and Costa in the same game. What a player. What a man. 🙌
— GSM (@theCDMA) April 30, 2017
Commentator: That is an disgr…*re-checks divers nationality to find he’s English*…great streetwise play from Rashford to win the pen.
— Simeon (@SJftbl) April 30, 2017
Footage of Rashford back when he was 15 https://t.co/JpCLBTtVmn
— MGH (@OfficialMgh) April 30, 2017
When Rashford dives vs when a foreign player dives. pic.twitter.com/JaaVnSZakX
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) April 30, 2017
Coutinho last weekend was punished for being honest and staying on his feet when there was contact, Rashford gets rewarded for diving
— ʝ (@groojic) April 30, 2017