Manchester United are level with third place Newcastle United on the Premier League standings after their brilliant win against Bournemouth on Tuesday night. Goals from Casemiro, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford sealed the astounding 3-0 victory for the Reds.
United now sit 4th on 36 points, level with Newcastle United and one behind Manchester City who face Chelsea on Thursday.
Marcus Rashford continued his scoring streak, making it 4 in 4 after the World Cup. Rashford has 7 goals in the Premier League this campaign, making him United’s top scorer. He has also scored in six consecutive home games for resurgent United.
The Reds recorded another clean sheet in last night’s match, taking their league tally to 8. The defensive improvement United has shown can be attributed to each individual defender but the work Casemiro does in front of the back four has also proven to be crucial. The Brazilian has been key in intercepting opposition passes and winning loose balls. He has also chipped in in the attacking play with two goals and two assists.
Newcastle’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal meant they dropped points thus allowing United to catch up. The Magpies have played a game more than the both the Reds and the Gunners.
Arsenal lost the chance to go 10 points ahead of Manchester City after the stalemate at the Emirates.
Manchester United play Everton (H) in the FA Cup on Friday. United’s next two league games could be pivotal at the top of the table. They face Manchester City (H) on 14th of January before travelling to the Emirates on 22nd to face league leaders Arsenal.