Man Utd 4 – 1 Newcastle Utd : As It Happened

Pogba’s brilliant return from injury inspired Man Utd to an amazing comeback against the Magpies, as Romelu Lukaku ended his 7 match goal drought.

Things couldn’t have been better for Jose Mourinho (except the early goal conceded) as Pogba, returning from action after 2 months, put in a man of the match performance in the 70 spell he had, scoring one and creating another for his French compatriot Anthony Martial.

The star man, Pogba, had a great comeback.

The match also saw Romelu Lukaku end his, quite worrying, 7 match goal drought, with a bullet strike from the centre of the box which seemed like would tear net up. He too had pretty good game overall.

Zlatan received a loud cheer from Man Utd fans as he came on.

The fan-favourite, Zlatan Ibrahimovic also made his comeback after 7 months, out since April suffering a double ligament damage in his right knee. He came on as a substitute replacing Anthony Martial with around 15 mins remaining. His entry to the pitch was marked by a very loud cheer from the Old Trafford. Though, he would be a bit disappointed as his acrobatic effort was saved by the Newcastle goalkeeper which denied him a returning goal.

The red half of the Manchester were shocked early on in the game, as Dwight Gayle had sent Newcastle into the lead with a precision finish in the 18th minute. It was the first time when a visiting player had scored a goal at Old Trafford this season in the PL. United took some time to get back to their senses, but when they did they were unstoppable.

Gayle finishing off from a brilliant Newcastle move.

All in all, it was a great match for Man Utd as they challenge Man City. A brilliant comeback saw them getting maximum points.

Match Summary :

Manchester United     4   –   1     Newcastle United
A. Martial (37′)                                D. Gayle (14′)
C. Smalling (45+1′)
P. Pogba (54′)
R. Lukaku (70′)

Man of the Match : PAUL POGBA