Manchester United’s 2-2 draw against Leicester City suddenly looks far better after Arsenal beat Chelsea and Liverpool drew with West Bromwich Albion, that’s for sure.
In the aftermath of United’s game against Leicester, all the talk has been about a potential title charge from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘tricky reds’. This is the first time we’ve been in this position in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era and I have to admit, it feels exciting.
Credit where it’s due, the Baby Faced Assassin has his side playing some lovely football, particularly on the counter-attack. Although defensively we’re struggling, our forward players can outscore anyone on their day.
For their individual performances, a star United duo have been named in the latest BBC Team of the Week, by that man himself, Garth Crooks…
Check out the latest BBC TOTW in full here:
I guess it was inevitable who the two Reds were. Let’s start with Bruno Fernandes, who picked up another goal and another assist in this one. He’s playing at a truly elite level right now and I don’t think it’s a stretch to state that our Portuguese Magnifico is amongst the best players on the globe.
As for Marcus Rashford, his inclusion raised a few eyebrows. Sure, the Englishman scored his 50th Premier League goal for the Reds on Boxing Day. However, he’d miss two glorious opportunities, which would have meant United could have potentially picked up all three points.
I’d also make a case for Luke Shaw to be included in this Team of the Week. He was absolutely excellent against an exciting Leicester City attack, though I guess he didn’t score, pick up an assist or keep a clean-sheet, so unless you watched the full game, it’s hard to include someone like Shaw who quietly went about his business.
Well played, Bruno and Marcus!