UK The last Manchester United XI that topped Premier League table after New Year last minute news

MetiNews.Com - It's been seven years since Manchester United were last top of the pile in January.

UK The last Manchester United XI that topped Premier League table after New Year last minute news

MetiNews.Com - It's been seven years since Manchester United were last top of the pile in January.

UK The last Manchester United XI that topped Premier League table after New Year last minute news
14 January 2021 - 09:45

Breaking News ! Manchester United are finally back in the Premier League title race after flexing their muscles against Burnley. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was able to rotate his midfield once again with Paul Pogba grasping his opportunity alongside Nemanja Matic and Bruno Fernandes with a match-winning goal and man-of-the-match display. For the first time since the Frenchman arrived in 2016, United are firmly involved in a three-horse title race against their Manchester neighbours and the reigning champions. It seems inevitable that Scott McTominay and Fred will return for Sunday's crunch clash at Anfield but United head into the game full of confidence, unbeaten in 15 Premier League away matches and three points clear at the division's summit. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now It's the first time Manchester United have led the table after the New Year since 2013, coincidentally their last title triumph. A lot has changed in those even years since Sir Alex Ferguson 's final bow but his former club finally look to be back on the right tracks again. So, to mark the occasion here's a flashback to the Manchester United team that beat Wigan Athletic 4-0 in on New Year's Day in 2013, the last time they were top after the turn of the year. GK - David de Gea Manchester United's Spanish number one is the sole survivor from the two teams, further highlighting his longevity in between the sticks. This was De Gea's second season at Manchester United following Edwin van der Sar's retirement and his first taste of earning a Premier League winners' medal. De Gea kept 11 clean sheets in total, with Joe Hart winning the golden glove with 17 shut outs. Read More Related Articles Manchester United handed three injury doubts for Liverpool FC fixture Read More Related Articles Nemanja Matic fires warning to Manchester United Premier League title rivals RB - Rafael da Silva Rafael took the number two shirt ahead of the 2012/13 campaign and was Manchester United's first-choice right-back throughout, making 28 appearances. His highlight for the season was an amazing goal against Queens Park Rangers during a 2-0 win in February. The right-back raced onto a loose clearance to smash home a thunderous effort from 25 yards which left Julio Cesar with no chance. CB - Rio Ferdinand Ferdinand was another constant in the United backline with Nemanja Vidic suffering with injuries, making 28 appearances. He scored Manchester United's last goal at Old Trafford under Ferguson with a back-post volley in a 2-1 victory over Swansea City. Title number six proved to be his last for the club as he moved to Queens Park Rangers when his contract expired in 2014. CB - Jonny Evans With Vidic making only 19 Premier League appearances, Jonny Evans was Ferdinand's regular partner in United's 2013 title triumph. The Northern Irishman, still excelling at Leicester City, made 23 appearances in total and further proved his reliability in a Manchester United shirt during this campaign. He eventually left United in the summer of 2015 for more regular first-team minutes. Read More Related Articles Why referee was allowed to book Manchester United defender Luke Shaw after VAR check Read More Related Articles Gary Neville apologises for his commentary during Burnley vs Manchester United LB - Patrice Evra The Frenchman was at his brilliant best this year, making 28 appearances at left-back. Since Patrice Evra left the club, United have struggled to find a long-term replacement, with Luke Shaw battling injuries and dips in form, whilst Ashley Young was converted from a winger to fill that role.

. RW - Ashley Young Although Young predominantly featured on the left-hand side during his United career, he started on the opposite flank against Wigan. Like De Gea, this was Young's second season at the club, where he scored three goals and registered one assist in 19 Premier League outings. CM - Tom Cleverly Tom Cleverly made 22 Premier League appearances for Manchester United in 2012/13. Tom Cleverly was a regular for United during the 2012/13 season and made 22 appearances in total during their Premier League triumph. The midfielder became much-maligned in his later years with the club but impressed during his first real season as a Manchester United first-team player, having only made five starts the season prior. CM - Michael Carrick For many fans, the 2012/13 season was Michael Carrick's best as a Manchester United player as he became a true leader in the heart of midfield. His performances earned him a place in the PFA Team of the Year alongside Rio Ferdinand, Robin van Persie and De Gea. LW - Ryan Giggs Ryan Giggs was still a regular contributor for United as he won his last Premier League title for the club in 2013. Giggs made 22 appearances in all before retiring and taking over the club as caretaker manager 12 months later. ST - Javier Hernandez With Wayne Rooney out injured at Wigan, Javier Hernandez was chosen ahead of Danny Welbeck for this match as Ferguson flexed his squad. The Mexican international repaid that faith with a brace, scoring two typical poacher's goals from inside the penalty area. Free Manchester United newsletter Manchester United secured a vital 1-0 victory over Burnley on Tuesday night to go top of the Premier League. Paul Pogba scored the decisive goal in a hard-fought contest at Turf Moor, meaning United are now three points clear of Liverpool — who they face this weekend at Anfield. MEN Sport will bring you all the build-up to and reaction from every United match. You can have it all delivered straight to your inbox by signing up to our daily newsletter. Just put your email address in the sign-up box at the top of this article, or simply follow this link. It's free and only takes a few seconds. ST - Robin van Persie Despite scoring 26 Premier League goals and winning the golden boot, Robin van Persie was beaten to the PFA Player of the Year award by Gareth Bale, who scooped the Player and Young Player trophies. Away at Wigan, Van Persie oozed class and scored a beautiful right-footed curling strike, having dummied the defender and left him on this backside. He then added a second of the match from close range after the ball was squad by Danny Welbeck.

Source =

MetiNews.Com

This news 63 hits received.

UK The last Manchester United XI that topped Premier League table after New Year last minute news


UK The last Manchester United XI that topped Premier League table after New Year last minute news


UK The last Manchester United XI that topped Premier League table after New Year last minute news


UK The last Manchester United XI that topped Premier League table after New Year last minute news

COMMENTS

  • 0 Comment
Last News
MAY INTEREST YOU x
Last transfer news  Tottenham Hotspur 'have rejected three Paris Saint-Germain bids for Dele Alli' Breaking sport news
Last transfer news Tottenham Hotspur 'have rejected three Paris...
Premier League News  Pandemic costs Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal over £180m, say Deloitte Breaking Sport news
Premier League News Pandemic costs Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal over...