MANCHESTER United 4-1 win over Newcastle United in the fifth week of the Premier League 2020-2021, Sunday (18/10/2020) early morning WIB. Man United goals scored by Harry Maguire in the 23rd minute, Bruno Fernandes (86 ‘), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (90’) and Marcus Rashford (90 + 6 ‘).
Meanwhile, Newcastle United’s single goal was created because of an own goal by Man United’s left fullback, Luke Shaw. So, what are the factors that made Man United win against Newcastle United, considering that in the previous match they were slaughtered by Tottenham Hotspur 1-6?
Here are 5 reasons why Manchester United won 4-1 over Newcastle:
5. Changes to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, made massive changes in midfield and forward. The double pivot midfielder who is usually entrusted to Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba, is now filled with Fred and Scott McTominay.
The presence of Fred and McTominay made Man United’s midfield even more solid. Meanwhile on the front lines, the absence of Anthony Martial made Solskjaer install Marcus Rashford as the spearhead.
Meanwhile, the winger position is occupied by Juan Mata and Daniel James. This combination produced positive results for Man United. Rashford scored one goal and two assists, while Mata assisted Harry Maguire’s first Man United goal.
4. Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford went crazy
Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford deserve to be called the stars of Man United’s victory overnight. Because, both of them not only scored goals, but also created assists.
Rashford scored a goal in the 90 + 6 minute, while for assists he contributed to goals made by Bruno Fernandes and Wan-Bissaka. Meanwhile Bruno Fernandes made a goal in the 86th minute, and scored an assist for Rashford’s goal.
3. The Resurrection of Harry Maguire
Before the Newcastle vs Man United match was held, coach Solskjaer was advised to reserve Maguire. This is because Maguire made a number of blunders in the Man United vs Tottenham Hotspur match two weeks ago, and was hit by a red card in the England vs Denmark National Team match.
However, Maguire reversed all the predictions above in the match against Newcastle. Maguire opened Man United’s goal with a header on 23 minutes. In addition, throughout the match, the Man United captain made eight strokes.
The former Crystal Palace player has proven that he can not only defend, but can also help attack. This was proven by his goal in the match against Newcastle United.
Previously, Man United legend footballer Wayne Rooney had doubts about the quality of Wan-Bissaka. This is because Wan-Bissaka is unlike other modern fullbacks, who are good at defending and building attacks.
1. Help Solskjaer
The defeat in this match could result in Solskjaer being fired from the Man United coaching chair. Because of this, Solskjaer fielded all the players who were believed to be able to help him escape the trap.
Sure enough, a number of players who initially became reserve players performed well when they were entrusted with the main personnel. This was shown by Fred, McTominay and Juan Mata.
Will the names above be trusted by Solskjaer in the following matches? The chances are very big.