Manchester United picked up a 1Nil Victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday night at Old Trafford, thanks to Bruno Fernandez 56th minute penalty retake.
Ole has been under pressure recently as the team gets desperate of bring in wins. United are coming off a 3-1 win over Everton and the making it two wins in a row further proved things are making way for positive change.
Martial was able to force an early save from Johnstone but the Magpies, picked a strong defensive formation, that rendered the Red Devils free flowing front three frustrated for must of the game.
Manchester United kept creating chances but failed to be clinical in the final third and at the end of the game, played 17 shots but only being able to convert one. Bruno Fernandez penalty. However, West Brom, continued to look dangerous in the United box. Townsend was able to draw a fine save from his shot in the 20tb minute.
West Brom, had a compact three man midfield,made up of Sawyers (19), Pereira (12) and Gallagher (18) and that forced the Red Devils going wide. They were built by Slavic Bilic to frustrate Manchester United and that worked out just fine in the first 45 minutes.
Not on pleasant places when it comes to stats, Manchester United have had only one home game win in their last 13 home games in which they were leveled at half time.
The Baggies had a penalty taken away from them VAR review in the first minute of the second half. Grant out-runs Maguire and runs into space Diangana squared him up and while he tries to get a pass to Gallagher, the later gets clattered by Fernandez in the box and immediately the points to the spot but that got overruled by VAR.
Manchester United had their share of Penalty but theirs wasn’t overruled by VAR. It was a wonderful save from Johnstone, who palmed Bruno Fernandez attempt to give United a lead from the spot. However, a retake was called as Johnston was off the line before the first take. Fernandez made no mistake the second time .
Manchester United created more chances but failed to make the best out of them. Brought in Van De Beek and Edinson Cavani the score remained 1-0 till the end and that was enough for the Red Devils.