After the corona chaos, the German team manager Ralf Rangnick had to take a damper with Manchester United. The English record champions, who recently had to pause due to several positive corona tests, only scored 1: 1 (0: 1) at the penultimate Newcastle United.
For Manchester it was the first game in more than two weeks (1-0 at Norwich City on December 11th).
Allan Saint-Maximin (7th), formerly active in the Bundesliga for Hannover 96, put the outsider in the lead. Edinson Cavani (71.) only managed to equalize for Manchester, who remained seventh in the table. Rangnick had previously won two league games and one draw in the Champions League in three competitive games.
On Monday evening, however, the break was noticeable for the Red Devils. Raphael Varane lost the ball lightly before Saint-Maximin’s opening goal, and Newcastle was more dangerous afterwards.
After the break, Saint-Maximin (47th) missed the big chance for the second goal. Rangnick tried meanwhile, among other things with the substitution of Jadon Sancho and Cavani, to stimulate the harmless offensive. This only succeeded to a limited extent, but Cavani struck out of the crowd.