Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Middlesbrough 1 Manchester United 3

Middlesbrough 1 Manchester United 3

A fine 3-1 win sees Manchester United climb the Premier League table to fifth position.

Despite his protestations before the match that tiredness would probably see his side only get a draw today Manchester United were too good for a Middlesbrough side that put in a spirited shift.

To combat any fears of tiredness, Jose Mourinho made seven changes to the side that beat FC Rostov 1-0 in midweek.

Despite a bright start from the home side it was Manchester United that were to take the lead. The goal scored in the 30th minute saw Marouane Fellaini meet a cross from Ashley Young, at the far post, to head it powerfully past the former Manchester United keeper Victor Valdes.

The lead was doubled in the 62nd minute when Jess Lingard produced an unstoppable shot from twenty-five yards out that gave Valdes no chance in the Middlesbrough goal.

Middlesbrough got back into the game when Chris Smalling made a hash of an easy clearance and the Middlesbrough substitute, Rudy Gestede, was on hand to beat David de Gea.

Sensing they could grab an unlikely point, Middlesbrough pushed forward but were to concede a third, in stoppage time, when Vlades slipped leaving Antonio Valencia with the simple task of sticking the ball into the net.

Three decent points as Jose Mourinho looks to close in on a top-four finish.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Sunday March 19 2017
Time: 4:02PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Vote For The March Awards - 2016/17

The Premier League have now opened voting for the Manager, Player and Goal of the Month awards for March.

Smalling Injured on England Duty

News has filtered through that another of the Manchester United contingent in the England squad has picked up an injury.

A Premier League Brexit Breakdown

The numbers have been crunched from the Brexit vote and details have now been given for each local authority to provide an 'idea' of how fans of each Premier...

Premier League's Last 20 Goal A Season Scorers

Every club in the Premier League aspires to unearth, develop or sign a guaranteed 20 goals a season kind of striker but they are always in short supply.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Middlesbrough (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea12%
Bailly1%
Smalling0%
Jones0%
Young1%
Carrick0%
Fellaini3%
Valencia41%
Mata1%
Rashford3%
Lingard35%
Rojo3%
Martial0%
Darmian0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 9 2017 1:30PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 16 2017 4:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 2:15PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 27 2017 8:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League