Man United set record despite draw against Southampton

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Manchester United didn’t get the result they wanted on Monday night, as Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s side failed to beat Southampton at Old Trafford, after conceding a late equaliser from Michael Obafemi.

A win would have been enough to see the Red Devils jump into third place on the league table, for the first time in months, and take full control of the race for a Champions League spot, but instead, we remain in fifth, behind Chelsea and Leicester City.

However, in spite of the draw, United maintains its unbeaten streak, which has now lasted a record- equaling 18 games.

Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has now matched a record set by Sir Alex Ferguson’s team. The last time a Man United team went unbeaten for this long was in the 2012/13 season, when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge. We also ended up winning the Premier League that season.

Obviously, winning the Premier League is out of reach for now, but it’s good to know the momentum is still up there, and Olé could now break Sir Alex’s record if he fails to lose our next match.

Meanwhile, there’s still enough opportunity for United to make top four.