Manchester United won on the road for the 10th consecutive time as they edged Sheffield United 3-2 on Thursday.
The Red Devils moved up to sixth place on the Premier League table and hold a game in hand against Burnley. A win in that contest would move Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s men up to second and just two points off pace setters and arch rivals, Liverpool.
Thursday’s trip to Bramall Lane got off to the worst possible start for Dean Henderson, the former Blades loanee who was starting in place of David De Gea. The young goalkeeper had his clearance charged down in the fifth minute as the league’s worst team went ahead 1-0.
United were ahead at the break thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and the in-form Marcus Rashford.
A late goal from the hosts saw Henderson forced into a match winning save at the death.
“It’s football, it gets like that,” Marcus Rashford said about the final stages.
“Once again, we go on to respond, going 1-0 behind, scoring three goals and then, of course, late on, if we don’t kill the game off, it’s going to be tough at a place like this. So, today we didn’t get anything that we didn’t expect. They fought for every ball, they wanted to win the game and they fought for 90 minutes and, you know, in the end we managed to get the three points.”