Man United 2-2 Southampton: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side squander chance to climb to third

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Manchester United squandered the chance to climb to third in the Premier League table following a 2-2 draw with Southampton.

United conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2, which leaves them fifth.

They were on the cusp of yet another win until Michael Obafemi's late, late equaliser.

A top four spot, and a place in the Champions League group stage, is now that much harder following a disappointing end to proceedings at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer’s side had to come from behind though after making a slow start to proceedings at Old Trafford.

Stuart Armstrong scored in the 12th minute to give Southampton the lead after Paul Pogba was dispossessed outside United’s area.

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But Southampton’s lead last just eight minutes before a three-minute blitz from the hosts, fuelled by an assist and goal from Anthony Martial, turned the game on its head.

The Frenchman showcased impressive hold-up play before teeing up Marcus Rashford to score the equaliser.

Minutes later Martial scored his 21st goal of the season with a fine finish of his own.

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United were able to hold on until the 95th minute when Obafemi equalised from a James Ward-Prowse equaliser.

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