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Manchester United comes from behind to thrash Newcastle

26 Dec 2019

Four goals in less than half an hour gave all three points on Boxing Day. Juan Mata came on the pitch in the 68th minute and made two great passes to Greenwood and Pogba. On Saturday, the Red Devils will visit Burnley.

In the traditional Boxing Day, Manchester United swept Newcastle aside at Old Trafford (4-1). The match, corresponding to game-week 19 of the Premier League, began with a setback for the locals. Matthew Longstaff put Steve Bruce's team ahead in the 17th minute. With the defeat against Watford still recent, United was able to fight-back and overturned the score with forcefulness. In less than half an hour, Martial (24 and 51min), Greenwood (36min) and Rashford (42min) rounded the final result.

With 4-1, in the 68th minute, Juan Mata came on the pitch replacing Martial. In addition to his usual pass accuracy, the Spanish international showed his quality in two passes to Greenwood and Pogba that could have been the fifth goal for the Red Devils.

The three points leave United four points off a Champions League position. On Saturday, Solskjaer's men will visit Burnley. Far from being interrupted, the Premier intensifies its activity at Christmas time.

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