To leapfrog Chelsea and Leicester, Manchester United missed an opportunity into places for the Champions League, after a dramatic draw against Southampton.
Following an early Stuart Armstrong shot, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial turned the tables and looked to have secured it for United but Michael Obafemi’s injury-time header denied Ole ‘s men a vital three-point.
After Michael Obafemi equalized for Southampton in the 95th minute, Manchester United missed the chance to third.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, on a fine streak of 17 unbeaten matches and five consecutive victories, went into the fight.
But when the sub popped up to poke home a corner to hold United fourth, they were stunned to death.
Paul Pogba’s one mistake led Stuart Armstrong to fire the visitors ahead, later Old Trafford got through early doors of a surprise.
However, the in-form Red Devils easily bounced back in, through Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
The England striker first scored on 20 minutes before just three minutes later the Frenchman flipped the scoreline over his head.
And until the dramatic end they were looking at the course to claim the points.
Manchester United 2 – 2 Southampton
Goals: 0-1 Armstrong 12′, 1-1 Rashford 20′, 2-1 Martial 23′, 2-2 Obafemi 90+5′
Yellow cards: Wan-Bissaka (M); Ward-Prowse (S), Stephens (S), Walker-Peters (S),
Manchester United: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Pogba, Matic, Fernandes, Rashford, Greenwood, Martial
Southampton: McCarthy, Bertrand, Bednarek, Stephens, Walker-Peters, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Adams, Ings