Manchester United did not go beyond a 1-1 draw at Newcastle. The visitors were allowed to thank goalkeeper David de Gea for this point.
After two convincing victories, Manchester United faced Newcastle with confidence, but after 7 minutes the cup began to falter. Alain Saint-Maximin pressed inside the penalty area and scored the opening goal during the fall.
Manchester United played too sloppy to put things in order quickly: the frustrations visibly increased with Cristiano Ronaldo as well. The Portuguese could not accompany his team.
Substitute Edinson Cavani managed to do just that after the first half. The Uruguayan needed two chances, but managed to score the equalizer. However, it cannot inspire visitors to move on.
On the contrary, United can still be happy that they kept a point. De Gea prevented Mano’s sixth defeat with a great save.
Saint Maximin’s opening goal
“Super in terms of energy and physical presence”
Coach Ralph Rangnick managed to avoid a first defeat against Manchester United, but was not satisfied with what he saw on his part on the 19th seeded field in England.
“I am not happy with this performance,” the German told Sky Sports. “We had no control. It’s about energy and physical presence. We did poorly at that.”
“It wasn’t about our field occupation, it was about the lack of aggressiveness. You have to be ready to win duels. We don’t have to look for excuses: we have to get better and play more physically.”
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