Man United vs West Ham: Antonio, Greenwood score in 1-1 draw

Man United vs West Ham: Antonio, Greenwood score in 1-1 draw

- Man United vs West Ham ended in a 2-2 draw in a penultimate game played at Old Trafford

- Mason Greenwood canceled out a first half penalty scored by Mikhail Antonio

- The draw took United to third place and set up a showdown with Leicester City in the final day of the season

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Manchester United set themselves up for a showdown with Leicester in the final day of the season after a fairly lackluster draw with Westham United at Old Trafford on Wednesday, July 22.

Teenager Mason Greenwood combined brilliantly with Anthony Martial to rescue a point for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to temporarily pushed them to third ahead of Chelsea who face Champions Liverpool later in the day.

In truth, United were a shadow of their former selves who went on a frightening 19-game unbeaten run which was ended by Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Despite staring his favorite attacking side including Bruno Fernandes, Martial, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Greenwood, Solskjaer’s men looked a bit weary as they struggled to break down a Westham side who knew a draw would be enough to ensure safety from the relegation threat.

Manchester United 1-1 West Ham United: Red Devils set up showdown with Leicester City after clawing draw at Old Trafford
Mason Greenwood took his 17th goal of the season in sublime fashion. Photo: Getty Images.
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Both sides cancelled each other in the opening exchanges with both keepers practically unemployed for most of the first half.

At the stroke of half time, however, the game sparked to life when the Hammers were awarded a penalty after Pogba was adjudged to have handled in the area.

In form Michail Antonio exhibited ice in his veins as he slotted home the resulting spot kick to send his side leading at the break.

United equalized six minutes after the restart as a flash of brilliance rom Mason Greenwood and Anthoy Martial saw the pair combine in a series of supreme passes which ended in the teenager powering a shot past Lukas Fabianski.

The goal was Greenwood’s 17th of the season and placed him in quite an elite list at Old Trafford as he joined the likes of Wayne Rooney and George Best in the list of highest scoring teenagers in the club’s history in a season.

De Gea, whose position came under scrutiny in recent weeks, showed class is permanent with a brilliant reflex save to keep out Jarod Bowen and secure a point for his side.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that David De Gea's errors have been the talking point in Man United's FA Cup loss to Chelsea but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed the Spaniard to bounce back.

The Norwegian boss admitted that the Red Devils' number one should have done better in the match that cost United a place in the FA Cup final.

Mason Mount's 25-yard effort beat De Gea to double Chelsea's lead and Olivier Giroud's earlier strike also had the Spanish shot-stopper questioned.

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