Sheffield United 2-3 Manchester United: Rashford and Anthony Martial spares Henderson’s blushes

The king of comebacks Manchester United maintained their magnificent away form in the Premier League as Sheffield United failed to add to their solitary point.

Marcus Rashford scored twice to spare Dean Henderson’s blushes as Manchester United yet again came from behind to beat beleaguered Sheffield United 3-2 and go sixth in the Premier League.

A terrible mistake from goalkeeper Henderson, replacing David de Gea against his former club, put an early opening goal on a plate for David McGoldrick at Bramall Lane on Thursday.

Yet it was deja vu for the Red Devils as they produced another fightback, Rashford equalising and Anthony Martial scoring his first top-flight goal of the season to put them in front at half-time.

The visitors were a huge threat on the break as they bossed the second half and Rashford took his tally for the season to 12 as they made it 10 consecutive Premier League away wins, despite McGoldrick’s late second ensuring a nervy ending.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have had to come from behind to win all six top-flight matches away from home, while the Blades remain rooted to the bottom of the table with just one point from 13 games.

– Sheffield United have won fewer points after their first 13 games of a league season than any other team in English top-flight history (one).

– Manchester United are the fourth side in English top-flight history to record 10 consecutive away league wins, after Spurs (10 between April & October 1960), Chelsea (11 between April & December 2008) and Manchester City (11 between May & December 2017).

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Manchester United face old rivals Leeds United at Elland Road on Sunday, when the Blades are away to Brighton and Hove Albion.

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