Manchester United secure dramatic 4-1 comeback win at Newcastle

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have struggled for consistency in the opening weeks of the season, but late strikes from Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford secured a crucial three points on Tyneside.

But despite the final result, it wasn’t all plain sailing for United as full back Luke Shaw conceded a comical own goal after two minutes.

That setback did serve to sting the visitors into action however, as skipper Harry Maguire powered home from a corner on 24 minutes.

The game swung from end to end before the break as both keepers produced vital stops, with David De Gea denying Allan Saint-Maximin and Karl Darlow saving from Wan-Bissaka.

United did manage to wrestle back control after the break as Fernandes was handed a fantastic chance to put them back in front from the penalty spot.

But the normally nerveless Portuguese international was superbly denied by Darlow.

The Magpies keeper formed a one man barrier in the closing stages before he was final beaten by Fernandes on the stroke of full time.

That goal broke Newcastle’s confidence and United took full advantage in added time.

Wan Bissaka strode onto Rashford’s pass to fire home his first United goal before Rashford got in on the act with seconds left as thumped home Fernandes’ through ball.

FULL TIME AT ST. JAMES’ PARK IT’S NEWCASTLE 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 4

Tottenham thrash Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford

Tottenham were helped by some dreadful United defending, as goals from Son-Heung Min, Harry Kane, Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier secured a dominant Old Trafford win.

Both teams were quick out of the blocks, with three goals inside the first 10 minutes.

Bruno Fernandes’ penalty handed United a second minute lead but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side found themselves 2-1 behind in the blink of an eye.

Harry Maguire’s error gifted Ndombele an equaliser before Kane released Son from a quick free kick two minutes later.

With United unable to react, the visitors kept on coming in waves as David De Gea denied Kane and Aurier.

However, United’s problems went from bad to worse on the half hour mark as Anthony Marital was sent off for clashing with Erik Lamela and Kane pounced on another defensive error to make it 3-1.

But despite United looking dead buried before the break, Spurs showed them no mercy, as Son’s clipped home Aurier’s cross.

United tried to reshuffle during the break, but there was no stopping Spurs, as Aurier raced in behind Luke Shaw to make it 5-1.

As the hosts looked to batten hatches down the hatches it could have been a cricket score in the closing stages.

But in the end, Spurs had to settle for six as Kane fired home from the penalty spot.

FULL TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD IT’S MANCHESTER UNITED 1 TOTTENHAM 6

Leicester City host Manchester United in Top Four showdown

The Foxes have had a turbulent restart, with a dip in form coinciding with them losing their cushion in the top 4.

The same cannot be said for Manchester United however, who have been in brilliant form – with their only defeat in the last 20 games in all competitions coming in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final loss to Chelsea.

That momentum has seen United break in to the top 4 for the first time since September – but they will only stay there if they avoid defeat to Leicester on Sunday.

It promises to be a fascinating encounter, with both sides knowing a draw, plus a Chelsea defeat against Wolves, will see both clubs finishing in the top 4.

Brendan Rodgers is without six first team stars however, ahead of is undoubtedly their biggest game of the season.

Ricardo Pereira, James Maddison, Christian Fuchs and Ben Chilwell all miss out with injury, whilst Caglar Soyuncu suspended.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has injury issues of his own, with United short on defensive options.

Eric Bailly is sidelined after a clash of heads with Harry Maguire against Chelsea.

Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are also missing, with Timothy Fosu-Mensah potentially coming in to start.

Luke Shaw is rated 50-50 to play, after failing to shake off an ankle knock he picked up against former club Southampton.

Leicester City v Manchester United at the King Power Stadium is a 4pm kick off on Sunday, July 26.