Manchester United have been working on that corner system all system with Luke Shaw always looking for Harry Maguire from set-pieces. On the 120+ times it didn’t work it looked stupid, but there has been steady improvement in recent weeks. Their free-kick goal against Burnley should have stood and that is a huge weight off the shoulders to finally have one count.
Manchester United are in the ascendancy now and the home crowd have quietened considerably. Ronaldo blazes over the bar but if United continue like this they may be able to get the game won by half-time. One sensed, just watching Maguire in the warm-up, he was properly up for it. How could he not be? Yorkshire-born, Sheffield-bred and United captain.
He could not have picked a better, time, team or end to score. There was no chance of him retreating from the Don Revie stand and even if he won’t care if he got struck by a coin or two. He’ll have expected it.
And if United were to ever score from a corner it had to be against Leeds, who are atrocious at defending them. It’s the first corner United have scored from since Craig Dawson’s own goal in March last year and the first a United player has scored since Maguire against Sheffield United in January last year.
Manchester United are in the ascendancy now and the home crowd have quietened considerably. Ronaldo blazes over the bar but if United continue like this they may be able to get the game won by half-time.
Bruno Goal pic.twitter.com/W4krxguxRc
— Troll Football (@UKTrollFootball) February 20, 2022