Manchester United and Southampton have reached half-time in tonight’s pivotal clash in the Red’s race for the top-four. After taking a shock lead in the opening 12 minutes with a goal from Stuart Armstrong, United have managed to claw themselves back and into the lead with a quick-fire double from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
In what is a must-win game manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have undoubtedly been worried about his side’s slow and sluggish start to the game.
However, since then, he’s seen his young and fearless side turn it around to put themselves in pole position to finish this evening third in the league table.
Elsewhere, French number nine Martial has entered the United record books after his 23rd minute stunner in what was a trademark rocket of a strike.
La Superbe striker’s latest effort sees him break into United’s top 10 goalscorer list of players to score 50 or more goals for the club.
— Manchester United 🔴 (@ManUnited_ENG__) July 13, 2020
Fans have now taken to social media to express their thoughts on a roller-coaster of a first half.
42 goals across all competitions between Marcus Rashford & Anthony Martial this season.
— UnitedReds (@UnitedRedscom) July 13, 2020
— 🅿🄷🅸🅻 (@phillipo_) July 13, 2020
We’ve started sloppy again but yet again showed character & quality to quickly turn the game on it’s head! Both quality bits of play from Martial
— OneUtd (@OneUtdOfficial) July 13, 2020
— Juliet Frodd’s unbothered 🐅Tigress🐅 (@folksyj) July 13, 2020
— _taiofficial (@T_A_I_W_O) July 13, 2020
Good come back , Great mentality shown
Important 45 mins coming up #MUFC
— 𝙈𝙤𝙝𝙨𝙞𝙣 (@_kunatat) July 13, 2020
— Beware of Maya (@informers1) July 13, 2020
Martial and Rashford have been superb today… Lindelof has been good as well. Maguire needs to improve imo. His speed of passing has been below par and he takes too long as well. Shaw was excellent! Played good passes in behind the Southampton defense#MUFC
— OleBall (@StylishBruno) July 13, 2020