Axel Allag, Media365, published on Monday, December 27, 2021 at 11:01 p.m.

On behalf of the 19th day of the Premier League, Manchester United for a long time believed to fall on the lawn of Newcastle before being saved by Edinson Cavani (1-1). Allan Saint-Maximin was the only goalscorer for the Magpies.

Newcastle believed for a while that the form shown by Allan Saint-Maximin was going to suffice. Stuck in 19th place in the standings before the kick-off of this meeting against Manchester United, the English club had to look far to find any hope of optimism. The Magpies remained in effect on three consecutive losses conceded against Leicester (4-0), Liverpool (3-1) and Manchester City (0-4). And this Monday evening, in particular thanks to a twirling Saint-Maximin, the formation of Eddie Howe was able to move in great widths Red Devils of Cristiano Ronaldo, very little inspired. Following a full axis loss from Raphaël Varane, the former element of OGC Nice was found at the entrance to the area before playing with a too passive defense, and sending an unstoppable ball into the nets guarded by David De Gea (7th). This fourth goal of the season for Saint-Maximin was the happiness of his team.

Opposite, seeing his team being led to the score at the break, Ralf Rangnick of course tried to change things, with the combined entries of Edinson Cavani and Jadon Sancho in place of Fred and Mason Greenwood. Faced with the worst defense in the Premier League (41 goals conceded then, editor’s note), United struggled to create opportunities. Proceeding by rapid attacks, the locals got themselves some opportunities, in particular by means of a shot from Saint-Maximin, again him, repelled by De Gea (47th). Subsequently, Fraser also had his chance, like Saint-Maximin, without managing to score the goal of the break.

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