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Six things learned as Manchester United narrowly beat Sheffield United 2-1 on Saturday

Manchester United clinched a hard-fought 2-1 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday, highlighting both moments of brilliance and areas needing urgent attention.

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Manchester United secured a 2-1 win over Sheffield United in a tight contest that took place at Bramall Lane during a late Saturday night kick-off. An incredible goal from Diogo Dalot sealed the deal for the Red Devils.

This crucial match witnessed Manchester United seizing the lead on two occasions, with the latter proving to be the decider. Despite the significant victory, the game posed challenges for Erik ten Hag’s squad.

Here’s our rundown of key takeaways from the game:

1. McTominay Delivers Once More

The football fraternity was abuzz this past week, deliberating Scott McTominay’s inclusion in the starting eleven. The manager’s confidence in the midfielder paid off as McTominay netted a decisive goal. His goal, which came after chesting the initial pass and volleying it into the net, stood out in the first half, overshadowing the penalty he inadvertently conceded.

2. Lackluster Opening Performance by United

The first half showcased a Manchester United team that didn’t live up to expectations. There was a conspicuous absence of crisp goal-scoring opportunities or promising setups for striker Hojlund. Sheffield United nearly took the lead at the three-minute mark, but United’s goalkeeper Onana saved the day. McTominay’s goal provided a brief respite, which was short-lived as Oli McBurnie converted a penalty after McTominay’s handball mishap.

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