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Huddersfield Town 1-1 Manchester United: Manchester United’s lost hopes of finishing in the top four

A second-half goal from Isaac Mbenza sealed a 1-1 draw for Huddersfield Town that ended Manchester United’s hopes of finishing in the top four.

Manchester United surrendered a flying start by Scott McTominay to draw 1-1 at relegated Huddersfield Town and bow out of the race for a berth in next season’s Champions League. The visitors needed a victory to maintain their push for a place in the top four and they took the lead in the eighth minute when Scott McTominay collected a loose ball and drilled a left-footed shot past Jonas Lossl.

Juan Mata curled an effort wide before David De Gea was forced to block a shot from Karlan Grant through on goal.

Paul Pogba struck the bar for United with a looping header but the hosts went level when Lossl launched a pin-point pass downfield and Luke Shaw misjudged the bounce, enabling Mbenza to run at goal and slot a finish through De Gea’s legs.

Pogba was denied by the woodwork once again but Huddersfield held firm.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remains in sixth place, four points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth with one match to play. Huddersfield, who have already been relegated, remain in 20th position on 15 points.

Match Details

Huddersfield Town: Lossl, Kongolo, Hogg, Bacuna, Mooy, Lowe, K. Grant, Mbenza (Diakhaby 89), Pritchard, Schindler, Durm (Smith 45).

Subs not used: Coleman, Kachunga, Mounie, Stankovic, Daly.

Scorer: Mbenza (60).

Manchester United: De Gea, Young (C), Jones, Lindelof (Dalot 82), Shaw, Matic (Herrera 53) Pogba, McTominay, Mata, Alexis (Chong 53), Rashford.

Subs not used: L. Grant, Smalling, Andreas, Fred.

Scorer: McTominay (8).

Booked: Jones.

Attendance: 24,263

What Next For Manchester United ?

Manchester United will welcome Cardiff City to Old Trafford, Manchester to play final fixtures on Sunday, May 12 as the season comes to an end.


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