United beat Terriers in Ole’s Home Debut


3 points against Huddersfield Town was not too much to ask for, the only issue I have had with my darling Manchester United this term apart from the obvious horrible display that has kept us miles behind from the top 4 is not being able to keep a clean sheet. The Red Devils have only gone two games without conceding a goal this season and it was in the games against Burnley (2:0) and Crystal Palace (0:0). In all honesty I will gladly walk away with 3 points rather than keep a clean sheet.

The game against Huddersfield or the Terriers as they are also known was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer first game at Old Trafford since he took over the reins from Jose Mourinho. In 4 games played against Huddersfield Town, United have won 3 and lost once. I was not really worried about the outcome of this Boxing Day fixture, the Red Devils were definitely going to box the Terriers in, no disrespect to the Huddersfield.

The Terriers seemed determined to get at least a point with their approach to the game but took their eyes off the ball for a second to allow Nemanja Matic put United 1 nil up. It was the Serb’s first goal this season. The game wore on with the scoreline not changing before the break. Half time scores, 1:0 in United’s favour.

The lads celebrate after Nemanja Matic’s (middle) goal

The second goal eventually came in the 64th minute through Paul Pogba and 14 minutes later the Frenchman scored another to put scores at 3:0.

Paul Pogba did a yeoman’s job in United’s victory (Image: The South African)

It was looking like David De Gea would not be picking the ball from the back of the net on the day. Nope, I spoke too soon, Mathias Jorgensen got a goal for the Terriers. The Dane put the ball past David De Gea in the 88th minute to deny the United shot stopper a 3rd clean sheet this season. Like I said earlier, I would take 3 points ahead of a clean sheet but David De Gea pulled off one of the saves of the season in this match.

Dave Saves (Image: Tweets by Latestly)

3:1 the game ended.

Next up for the lads is the visit of Bournemouth.

Thanks for your time guys, I trust y’all had a wonderful break. I pray 2019 brings better stories for us all.


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