Manchester United 1-2 Sheffield United LIVE: Sheffield United back ahead
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United is tackled by Kean Bryan of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Sheffield United at Old Trafford on January 27, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Keeton -


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Full Time

United fail at the worst possible hurdle.

A devestatinglt poor performance along with even worse refereeing gifts Sheffield United just their second win of the season.

The visitors went ahead in controversial fashion after a foul was overlooked before Bryan headed home.

Maguire levelled legally for United with a brilliant header before Burke won it for the strugglers following some laughably poor defending from the former league leaders.

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FOUR added minutes
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Good work by Van de Beek to win a corner
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Time running out for United
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Corner to United
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Van de Beek and Shaw replace Tuanzebe and telles
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82' Over

Cavani takes a snapshot which flies harmlessly over
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76' OVER

Telles strikes one from distance which is deflected narrowly over the bar.

Pogba meets the following corner well but can't direct it goalwards

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74' GOAL

Out of nowhere, the visitors are back ahead.

Burke picks up the ball before firing the ball way wide, but his effort cannons off of Tuanzebe and goes in off the bar.

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69' Close!

Pogba flashes a ball across the six yard area which just slightly evades Cavani
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65' Substitution

Cavani replaces Greenwood
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64' GOAL

United are level!

Maguire meets Telles' corner beautifully and powers the ball into the far corner.

The ref reluctantly has to allow it

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62' SAVE

Rashford strikes a freekick with Power but Ramsdale holds well
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McGoldrick runs through on goal before blazing over, but the linesman eventually flags
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McGoldrick's audacious efferot is well wide
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55' Subsitution

Bogle replaces goal scorer Bryan
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52' Corner

Relentless United pressure ends in Wan-Bissaka winning a corner.

Huge improvement on the first half alreadt

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49' MISS

Fernandes slides Greenwood in on his right but the youngster inexplicably scuffs his shot wide
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Both sides are unchanged at the break
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Kick off

The second half is underway
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The players are out and kick off is quick approaching
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Half Time

A bizarre first half ends 0-1 to Sheffield United.

The visitors went ahead in contentious fashion after a clear push on De Gea was missed before Bryan headed into a then vacant net.

United then thought they'd equalised after Martial prodded home, only for it to be disallowed for a foul on the goalkeeper, which proved to be another mistake by the ref.

Take nothing away from how poor the host's have been, but they should not be behind.

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Tuanzebe booked for a late challenge on Fleck
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United carving Sheffield United apart again.

Telles picks out Fernandes in the box with a stunning ball before the Portuguese man plays it back across to Martial.

He stoops to head the ball but his effort is blocked at the crucial stage into the hands of Ramsdale

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Fernandes strikes from the edge of the area which is well blocked
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United lacking any sort of urgency or desire to get back into this game
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Even the commentators are baffled by the refereeing today, very poor
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30' Goal?

Ramsdale drops the ball into the path of Martial who slots it away.

However, Maguire is penalised for minimal contact with the keeper, identical to how Sheffield United scored their goal.


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28' Corner

Brilliant play by Wan-Bissaka to tee up Greenwood, whose effort is well blocked
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27' SAVE

Greenwood turns outside the box before unleashing a strike straight at Ramsdale
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23' GOAL

Bryan gets ahead of De Gea to glance on the corner, off the post and in!

What a start for the strugglers

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The tempo of the game has slowed slightly as the visitors look to get a foothold in the game.

McGoldrick wins them a corner

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17' SAVE

One simple ball through the middle finds Billy Sharp through on goal.

However, his effort is saved well by the feet of De Gea

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Man United playing much slicker football now as their combinations appear to be coming off more regularly
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11' WIDE

Brilliant build up play by United as a switch finds Wan-Bissaka on the right.

His low effort finds Rashford on the edge of the area but his effort is drilled narrowly wide

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The hosts dominate the early play, but no clear sign through the opposing defence as of yet
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A scrappy start so far, not a lot to report on at all
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The game resumes as Martial returns
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Martial goes off the pitch holding his shoulder, unsure as to whether he will return


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Martial down on the floor following a challenge.

The visitors pressing the ball well in the opening minute

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Kick off!
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The players are out

The players and officials are out, action will begin momentarily
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Dynamic duo?

Rashford and Greenwood start together for a second game in a row.

Last time out, they assisted each other as United beat Liverpool.

More of the same today?

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Contrasting fortunes

The two sides come into this fixture at opposite ends of the spectrum.

The hosts are flying high, having sat top of the table at the start of the week.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United are rooted to the bottom of the table, having picked up just one win so far in the league

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Axel Tuanzebe starts!

Solskjaer has reinstated the youngster following Bailly's admission.

Elsewhere, Pogba starts yet again, while Martial returns in place of Cavani

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Sheffield United Line up

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Manchester United Line Up

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Sheffield United Team News

Sheffield United are hoping forward Lys Mousset can overcome a knock to feature.

The Frenchman, who has missed the Blades' last three matches, is the only player on the club's injury list that could return.

The game comes too soon for Ben Osborn and Oli McBurnie while Sander Berge, Jack Robinson and Jack O'Connell face longer absences. John Egan is also out through suspension.

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Manchester United Team News

Marcus Rashford is available for Manchester United's return to Premier League action against Sheffield United.

The forward tweaked his knee towards the end of Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round win against Liverpool but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed his availability after training fully on Tuesday morning.

Phil Jones and Brandon Williams have been absent recently, while teenager Facundo Pellistri has recovered from coronavirus.

Eric Bailly and Amad Diallo have both been excluded from the squad for today's fixture.

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Kick off time

Manchester United vs Sheffield United will be played at Old Trafford.

Kick-off is scheduled at 20:15 GMT.

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