Manchester United beat Norwich City 2-1 to take 8 points out of 9 in the Premier League so far. The Red Devils keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table, while Arsenal slip back into fourth place.
Manchester United’s David De Gea saved a penalty from Norwich City’s Ralf Rangnick on Sunday, as the Red Devils won 3-2 at Carrow Road.
Manchester United earned all three points thanks to David De Gea’s two huge saves on the day. Manchester United/Ash Donelon courtesy of Getty Images
Manchester United won 1-0 over Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday, thanks to a strong defensive effort that compensated for errors at the other end.
In the first half, the visitors were out of sync and produced little opportunities. Before Cristiano Ronaldo’s left foot produced a save from Tim Krul, Alex Telles got the better of them with a freekick that was deflected into the crossbar.
Dean Smith’s team had many excellent chances during the game and were unfortunate not to take the lead thanks to Teemu Pukki’s attempt, which forced David de Gea to make a save. Despite the Canaries’ best attempts to grab the lead, Max Aarons was ruled to have fouled Ronaldo, who converted the penalty spot with aplomb.
Norwich almost quickly answered as Ozan Kabak’s header was met with lots of contact, forcing De Gea to make the stop of the game. De Gea was forced into action once again as Ronaldo scuffed over from Marcus Rashford’s cutback, making a game-saving save at the near post to seal a man of the match performance worth all three points.
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Despite not doing well on the other end of the field, Ralf Rangnick’s team kept things tight at the back. The visitors will be perplexed as to how they failed to score.
Manchester United had to depend on their defense and goalie due to a lackluster attacking effort.
Manager’s score out of ten
7 – Ralf Rangnick Rangnick’s finest players were pushed more forward as a result of a good squad selection, but he didn’t get the rewards he anticipated. The manager’s decision to quickly pull Victor Lindelof is also important, since the Sweden international seems to be experiencing an irregular heartbeat.
Those are rated on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best and players inserted after 70 minutes receiving no rating.
GK David de Gea, 9 years old — For the bulk of the first half, the Spain international had nothing to do, but he made a remarkable stop from Teemu Pukki’s drive before palming away Ozan Kabak’s header to deny the home fans an equaliser.
DF Alex Telles, 5 years old — In a poor first-half effort, the Brazilian’s free kick came close to frightening Tim Krul, but it was deflected into the crossbar.
DF Harry Maguire, 6 years old — After a clumsy pass early on, Maguire cooled down and showed outstanding focus against Norwich’s late flurry of assaults.
DF Victor Lindelof, 6 years old — Lindelof put up a solid performance at centre-back, responding swiftly to Canaries’ runs in behind, albeit he was forced to leave the game early due to what seemed to be a health problem.
DF 7-year-old Diogo Dalot — Dalot was able to go up and down the right side, but he had to be cautious in the second half as Norwich committed runners down his channel. On the day, he was one of United’s better players.
MF Bruno Fernandes, 5 years old — Too squandering with the ball, which resulted in possession being recklessly overthrown on far too many instances.
MF Fred, 7 years old — The 28-year-old looks to like playing under Rangnick and is well-suited to the team’s high-pressing approach. He made several purposeful passes to assist United’s assault get into higher gear, and he was just as capable on defense.
Chris Armas will join Ralf Rangnick’s coaching staff at Manchester United, according to Derek Rae and Herculez Gomez.
MF 7-year-old Scott McTominay — As he returned to thwart the Canaries, who were attacking core areas at breakneck speed, the Scotland international worked tirelessly. McTominay was also a good defender and a good ball handler. On Saturday evening, he was an outstanding performance.
MF Jadon Sancho, 5 years old — Sancho had a few promising moments, but they were few and far between. For too much of the game, the 21-year-old went unnoticed, and he was finally substituted by Mason Greenwood.
Marcus Rashford, 5 — FW Marcus Rashford, 5 — Rashford was unable to fully use his speed due to Norwich’s deep line, and there was also little link-up play between the 24-year-old and Ronaldo. Overall, I gave the ball away too much.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 6 — FW Cristiano Ronaldo, 6 — To the joy of the Carrow Road fans, Ronaldo missed a volley early on, but made apologies with a penalty that he earned and despatched with elegance.
Mason Greenwood, 6 years old — In the 67th minute, he came in to renew United’s speed up front, but it wasn’t long before his team took the lead.
N/R Eric Bailly — In the 77th minute, he came in to replace Lindelof, but he never seemed to get into the game.
N/R: Donny van de Beek In the 89th minute, he came in for Fernandes and gave away a freekick that almost resulted in a goal.
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