Manchester United has made an incredible comeback after scoring three goals in 7 minutes before Sheffield United scored a dramatic late equalizer to salvage a point against Manchester United in a 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane.
National Sportslink understands that Oliver McBurnie’s 90th-minute strike was awarded following a nervous wait as the video assistant referee reviewed the goal for a potential handball as the forward controlled Callum Robinson’s cross.
The Blades hurried Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from the outset though and their opener was emblematic of this, as Mousset shoved Phil Jones out of the way before keeping a cool head to drag the ball back to John Lundstrum.
A ricochet saw the ball fall nicely to John Fleck, who bundled it home to secure a deserved lead as Bramall Lane erupted. Mousset then doubled the lead, striking a fine second low to David De Gea’s left after a gorgeous ball from Fleck.
Brandon Williams slashed home beautifully to halve the deficit and a sudden change in belief consumed the visitors, with Mason Greenwood prodding home the equalizer from Rashford’s cross, before the No 10 converted to seemingly win the game for the visitors. But McBurnie’s stoppage-time equalizer, after a pause to consult VAR, saw the points shared in an extraordinary match.
Three goals in a blistering seven minutes appeared to have rescued Solskjaer’s largely lackluster side, who looked all but beaten after Lys Mousset added to John Fleck’s opener for Chris Wilder’s side seven minutes after the interval.
In a remarkable game, the Blades dominated their opponents for long periods and looked set for a first league win over Manchester United since 1992.
David de Gea had already produced fine saves to keep out John Lundstram and David McGoldrick when Mousset robbed Phil Jones in the build-up to the opener.
Mousset teed up Lundstram – whose shot was saved by De Gea before Fleck bundled home the rebound.
It went from bad to worse for Solskjaer’s side as Mousset beat De Gea with a sumptuous drilled finish from outside the penalty area.
However, the visitors turned the game on its head, as Williams produced a clever first-time finish before Greenwood scored from close range.
England forward Rashford thought he had won it 11 minutes from time after rounding off a fine move by tucking home from eight yards, only for McBurnie to level – after a lengthy check by the video assistant referee to see if the Scotland striker had handled before scoring.