Manchester United 2-1 Middlesbrough: Five Talking Points
Manchester United edged Middlesbrough by a narrow margin yesterday as they mustered a dramatic comeback late in the second half.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic thought that he had given his team the lead in the first half but his goal was disallowed by referee Lee Mason for dangerous play. Manchester United continued to dominate the match with Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all missing gilt-edged chances.
United were soon made to pay for their profligacy when Grant Leadbitter found the back of the net to give Middlesbrough the lead at Old Trafford. However, The Red Devils poured men forward towards the end of the match and mustered a brilliant comeback. They scored two goals in the space of two minutes and got a well-deserved victory – stretching their winning win in the Premier League to five games.
Let’s take a look at five things that we learnt from the New Year’s Eve affair…