Manchester United were unfortunate for conceding that penalty, even if it was controversial it gave the home side a lead and hope. But to be real Manchester United had less of the ball, fewer shots than their hosts and were probably asked to work far harder than they have anticipated. Just take a look at the match stats below :
Possession 54 % against 46 %
Shorts 14 against 8
Shorts on target 5 against 2
Corners 6 against 10
Fouls 10 against 17
It was not an easy game for United, but thanks to a Pogba goal , we managed to progress to the final of the EFL on goal aggregate so we will be bidding for the fifth League cup win. Now we set up an EFL cup final against Southampton on the 26th of February . The EFL trophy may not top our list of objectives as fans but no doubt it will build confidence for the team as we remain in the hunt for a champions league spot. Did you know that United have reached the 9th EFL CUP final second only to liverpool in the history of the competition, who reached the final 12 times.
The final is coming on the same day United were scheduled to take Mancity and four days after the second leg of a Europa league tie, therefore it will test the depth of our squad.
Whats coming next ?
Manchester United host Wigan in the FA cup on Sunday with the hope of starting another unbeaten run, this time up to the end of the season.
Good health to you all