Match Rewind: 2019/20 away days
Manchester United should have been going up against Southampton at Old Trafford in the Premier League this weekend.
But while we all wait for football to resume after the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re keeping you entertained on Saturdays – and on Tuesdays and Thursdays too, for good measure – with our Match Rewind series.
The latest vote asks you to choose between four fantastic Premier League away days from 2019/20.
All you need to do is pick your favourite in our poll, and we’ll show the winning match in full and for free on Saturday at 19:00 BST.
Here are the four victories on the road you have to choose from…
NORWICH CITY 1-3 MANCHESTER UNITED (OCTOBER 2019)
The Reds made the trip down to Carrow Road under a bit of pressure, with only two wins from our nine opening Premier League games. We’d also gone since March without three points on the road in the top flight, so when Scott McTominay belted one in from the edge of the box – our 2,000th Premier League goal – it was met with wild celebrations in the United end.
MANCHESTER CITY 1-2 MANCHESTER UNITED (DECEMBER 2019)
Three days after Marcus Rashford had downed Tottenham at Old Trafford in Jose Mourinho’s first visit as Spurs boss, the Reds saw off another ‘big six’ side, thanks to an exhilarating first half-an-hour at the Etihad. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side battered the champions on the counter-attack, racing into a two-goal lead through Rashford’s penalty and Martial’s well-placed effort from the edge of the box. It could have been four or five, though, with City’s defence in constant retreat and unable to deal with the blistering pace of our attacking quartet of Martial, James, Lingard and Rashford, who also struck the crossbar between our first and second.
The inevitable Blues onslaught came after the break, but the Reds settled into their defensive shape and did what they had to do to repel the home side, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka particularly immense at right-back. Nicolas Otamendi nodded in with five to play to crank up the pressure, but we held on to secure the bragging rights – not for the last time this season.
BURNLEY 0-2 UNITED (DECEMBER 2019)
A trip to Turf Moor on a bitter, post-Christmas evening, 48 hours since our last game and without the services of midfield duo Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay? It felt like one of those banana-skin games you get around the busy festive period, but Solskjaer’s side ultimately put in a composed and professional display to come home from east Lancashire with all three points for the fourth consecutive season.
Brandon Williams’s penetrating runs down the left and Andreas Pereira’s disrupting influence in midfield were the driving forces behind the Reds’ victory, with Andreas winning the ball back high up and playing in Martial for the opener, just before half-time. Sean Dyche’s side had a go of it late on, meaning Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof had to be at their physical best to repel a barrage of aerial balls, but James and Rashford broke clear in injury time, the latter bundling the ball over the line to make it two wins in just over two days to close out 2019.
CHELSEA 0-2 UNITED (FEBRUARY 2020)
Stamford Bridge has been a notorious black spot for United over the years, but it’s almost become a second home under Solskjaer and the Reds marched to a third win in SW6 in a little over 12 months courtesy of headers in each half from Martial and Maguire. That wasn’t the full story, though, in a Monday-night game punctuated with VAR interruptions, much to the home faithful’s frustration. They were incensed Maguire didn’t see red for kicking out at Michy Batshuayi early on, before Martial rose brilliantly to steer Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s pinpoint cross home.
The Blues thought Kurt Zouma had restored parity after the break, only for Stockley Park to spot a push in the build-up. Relieved to still be ahead, we then doubled our advantage when Maguire powered home Bruno Fernandes’s corner. Substitute Olivier Giroud seemingly set up a grandstand finish, only for the video assistant to strike again: the Frenchman’s foot was just beyond the line of the final defender. Debutant Odion Ighalo almost made it a perfect night late on, only to be denied by Willy Caballero, but the travelling Red Army packed into the Shed End could still celebrate a first league double over the capital club since 1988.
HOW TO VOTE
Is there an away win that stands out in particular for you? Just pay a visit to our Match Rewind live blog and cast your vote.
Our poll will close at 16:00 BST tomorrow (25 April) and we’ll show the full 90 minutes of the winning game, for free, on the Official App and ManUtd.com at 19:00 BST later that evening.