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Marcus Rashford scored the goal again for Manchester United, who came back to win in a sixth straight away Premier League game, racking up more misery at the record-breaking Sheffield United.
A 3-2 win at Bramall Lane, after losing in the fifth minute, made the Red Devils the first team to concede first before winning six times on the road in any Premier League season.
Surprisingly, United have done so in their first half dozen games of the campaign, keeping well away from Old Trafford.
To achieve this feat, it has needed to become the first team in the competition’s history to score two or more goals in 10 straight games, a streak that dates back to last season, and the first to do so in the top flight since Tottenham. in October 1960.
On either side of an Anthony Martial goal, Rashford scored twice, maintaining his record for scoring only in the league this period, also notching comeback victories at Brighton and Hove Albion, Newcastle United and West Ham.
5 – Marcus Rashford’s five Premier League goals this season have come from Old Trafford; This is the most scored by any player in the 2020-21 competition with no one returning home. Official. pic.twitter.com/Q6pVIfbWkd
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 17, 2020
Rashford’s tally with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now stands at 43 goals, the most of any United player with a single manager since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
But as the visitors revealed themselves in another rally, opponents Sheffield United probed new depths.
The Blades have just one point after 13 games, equating to the worst start to the season in top flight history and tied for the poorest record in any English league, at the level of Newport County at the fourth level in 1970- 71.
It was a familiar story of grief for Chris Wilder’s men, though only after Dean Henderson’s regrettable mistake gave the opener to David McGoldrick, who also added belated comfort.
Henderson made just one mistake that led to one goal in 36 loan games on loan at the Blades last season, but now he’s tied that count in three games (two starts) at his parent club.
Only Newcastle (15) have made more mistakes leading to Premier League goals than United (10) since the start of last season.