Manchester United claimed an emotional victory over rock bottom Sheffield United thanks to an unlikely hero. Diogo Dalot scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory at Bramall Lane, just hours after the sad news of Sir Bobby Charlton’s passing was announced.
Scott McTominay had given United the lead in the first half with a deflected strike. However, he handed the hosts a way back into the game by conceding a penalty for handball in his own box. Oli McBurnie scored from the spot to level things up.
Despite dominating possession in the second half, United struggled to break through Sheffield United’s stubborn defense. It took a long range strike from Dalot, which goalkeeper Wes Foderingham should have saved, to secure all three points.
Substitute Alejandro Garnacho nearly added a third for United late on. Harry Maguire was named man of the match as the Red Devils claimed back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.
Both sets of fans paid a moving tribute to Sir Bobby before kickoff with a minute’s applause. His passing was felt across the football world and serves as inspiration for all United players to uphold his high standards.
While the victory lifts United to 8th, Sheffield United remain rooted to the bottom with just one point from nine games. Paul Heckingbottom’s side are playing for their manager but a lack of quality may see changes made. Marcus Rashford again struggled in front of goal for his struggling club side.