Sheffield United 2-3 Man Utd: Marcus Rashford scores twice as winning away run

Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United came from behind again to win 3-2 at Sheffield United and extend their Premier League away winning run to 10 games.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have become the first side to win six successive away games after conceding first in a single Premier League season and it came after an unhappy start to life back on the Bramall Lane pitch for Dean Henderson.

The goalkeeper was named in the Man Utd starting XI against the side he had spent the last two seasons on loan with and gifted Sheffield United an early opener (5). He was caught in possession by Oliver Burke, with David McGoldrick slotting home into an empty net.

But with their history this season, a Man Utd comeback was likely as Rashford scored a stunning equaliser (26), before Anthony Martial (33) rounded Aaron Ramsdale to put the visitors ahead at the break with his first league goal of the season.

Dean Henderson's early blunder allowed his former side, Sheffield United, to score
Dean Henderson’s early blunder allowed his former side, Sheffield United, to score

Rashford (51) – who was awarded the FIFA Fair Play award before the game for his work to end child poverty – finished a wonderful team goal shortly after the break and McGoldrick (87) made it a nervy finish late on as he headed home his second of the game.

But Sheffield United could not summon the spirit of last season’s 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane as Man Utd saw the game out for another away victory, moving into sixth and level on points with Everton. For the Blades, they remain rock bottom of the Premier League with one point.

Man Utd too strong for battling Blades

Marcus Rashford scored twice in the Man Utd win

Henderson would have been relishing a chance to start again his former team-mates but Sheffield United took advantage of some ponderous Man Utd play to take an early lead.

Oliver Burke caught Henderson out in possession as the goalkeeper passed the ball between his two centre-backs, striding across to knock the ball away from Henderson’s feet. As he scrambled to collect the ball, Burke tapped it into the lurking McGoldrick just behind before slotting home into an empty net.

The equaliser was not far behind though as Rashford levelled things up in the 26th minute with a sensational effort, running in behind the Blades defence to collect a long, lofted pass from Victor Lindelof. His first touch controlled the ball sublimely before the second smashed an effort past the unwitting Aaron Ramsdale.

Player ratings

Sheff Utd: Ramsdale (6), Baldock (6), Basham (7), Egan (7), Robinson (6), Stevens (6), Berge (n/a), Ampadu (7), Fleck (7), Burke (7), McGoldrick (7).

Subs used: Jagielka (6), Brewster (6), Mousset (6).

Man Utd: Henderson (6), Wan-Bissaka (6), Lindelof (7), Maguire (7), Telles (7), Matic (7), Pogba (8), Fernandes (7), Greenwood (6), Martial (8), Rashford (8).

Subs used: Mata (6), Van de Beek (5), McTominay (n/a).

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