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| Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United: Will Jose Mourinho turn it around?
| sbo128 Manchester United showed resolve in their 2-2 draw at Chelsea, but will Jose Mourinho be able to turn it all around? There is hope once more but defensive problems are continuing to undermine the United boss. Jose Mourinho called it an "awful result" for Manchester United at Stamford Bridge and you knew what he meant. Chelsea needed a 96th-minute goal to snatch a 2-2 draw and retain their unbeaten record. In doing so, they denied United what would have been only their second win in 17 attempts in this fixture. This was far from 'awful' from Mourinho's men.
Importantly, this was the second game in a row in which they have come back from behind to get a result. While it did not have the positive ending of the Newcastle match in which sbo128 they came from two down to win, it was all the more encouraging to see United fight their way back against a side that has not lost rather than against one that has still not won.
Mourinho himself made the distinction afterwards, pointing out that his team was never "not there" on Saturday. Indeed, former United defender Gary Neville noted on co-commentary for Sky Sports that any accusation these players were not playing for their manager did not ring true. The identity of the key performers was a positive too.
As early as the morning of the match there were reports in the media speculating that Anthony Martial wants to leave Old Trafford. But it was the Frenchman's fine finish that levelled things up for United and his sumptuous strike for the goal that put his team ahead was even better - whipping the ball low into the far corner after good work by Juan Mata.
Luke Shaw, fresh from signing a new five-year contract, sbo128 did well. His fellow full-back Ashley Young, given the unenviable task of marking Eden Hazard, was named man-of-the-match. Paul Pogba was culpable for the first goal, failing to stay with Antonio Rudiger from a corner, but he was one of the driving forces behind United's second-half resurgence.