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Manchester United vs Omonia – 1-0 Win Performance and Spoilers

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Substitute Scott McTominay‘s 93rd-minute goal prevented Manchester United from embarrassingly drawing Omonia Nicosia at home. The Red Devils narrowly defeated their Cypriot rivals in the Europa League for the second consecutive week. In both games, the winning goals were scored by substitutes, although Scott McTominay made headlines by making the difference after coming on to replace Casemiro with 10 seconds remaining.

The fact that the goal came on Manchester United’s 34th shot only serves to highlight Francis Uzoho, the substitute goalkeeper for Omonia, who played the best game of his career in goal for the visitors.

The Winners: 

Francis Uzoho: A tremendous effort from a player who isn’t even his team’s top goalkeeper. He handled everything that was thrown at him perfectly, and it was incredibly unfortunate for him to lose the game in the end. His 12 saves showed a variety of techniques for preventing a football from going into the goal.

He blocked long-range shots, attempts at point-blank range, and a few one-on-ones. United could have scored five or six goals in the first half alone if not for his heroics. If he’s dissatisfied with taking second place in the Cypriot top division, he won’t be short on suitors!

Scott McTominay: Given his suspension for Sunday’s match against Newcastle, it may come as a surprise that he didn’t get the ball rolling. He entered the fray with ten minutes to spare nonetheless, and at the very last second, he made the decisive difference.

McTominay annoyed the home crowd for the entirety of his cameo with speculative, futile long shots, but he maintained composure when it counted. The Scotsman delivered a strong finish to give his team a crucial victory in the context of their Europa League group.

The Omonia supporters: The visiting fans were outstanding the whole game despite the absence of any genuine standout players from the winning squad. They traveled in their tens of thousands and sang nonstop during the game.

At halftime, they receive extra cheer for a unique Manchester City chant!

The Losers:

Marcus Rashford: Although it wasn’t necessarily one of his worst performances, the sheer number of shots he attempted but failed to convert solidifies his position at the top of the losers list. He took 10 shots total within the 90 minutes, which is 1.5 xG!

Although Uzoho made a few outstanding saves as a result of his efforts, Rashford is still to blame. The biggest opportunity of his lot came pretty early in the first half, and if he had seized that one-on-one chance, the hosts would have certainly enjoyed a pleasant evening.

Jerome Brisard: At Old Trafford, the referee appeared to be completely out of his element. He made several dubious judgments about goal kicks and corners, which he then had to make up for with even more perplexing calls.

For a stunning two-footed, full-body lunge on Casemiro in the second half, Moreto Cassame really should have been sent out. VAR, however, gave him no favors because they supported his choice.

Erik ten Hag: It seems strange to mention the victorious team’s coach in this section, especially since one of his replacements ended up winning the game. But in yet another Europa League match, he went with a starting lineup that was nearly at full strength, and his team barely edged off a much weaker opponent.

With a rotating lineup, he should have been able to win this game, but even with his top players on the field, he came dangerously close to losing all three points. Sunday’s game against Newcastle at Old Trafford will undoubtedly punish whatever fitness difficulties the Red Devils have.

The Defensive Side:

David de Gea: A fairly calm night for United’s goalkeeper. He completed all 18 passes he attempted and just needed to make one save.

Diogo Dalot: Not his greatest, but by no means his worst performance. made a mistake that might have given Omonia a large opportunity or a goal, but made up for it by making a few excellent deliveries into the box.

Victor Lindelof: Never appears to be very assured in the center of the defense and seems to instill uncertainty in whoever center-back he pairs with. was on a few occasions terrorized by the opposition.

Lisandro Martinez: His performance may have been the worst since joining United. He was fortunate not to commit a foul that could have resulted in a red card when he shoved one of the opposing forwards away from the ball because his passing wasn’t quite as accurate as it usually is.

Tyrell Malacia: His performance may have been the worst since joining United. He was fortunate not to commit a foul that could have resulted in a red card when he shoved one of the opposing forwards away from the ball because his passing wasn’t quite as accurate as it usually is.

Although the game was transformed by Erik ten Hag’s substitutions, the Dutchman ultimately feels let down. He fielded a starting lineup that was capable of easily winning a match like this. Ten Hag still has more work to do.

For more match highlights and scores, keep watching this space.

Salman Shaikh
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