During a largely drab encounter against Southampton at Old Trafford, Man United nearly stole a winner in the dying minutes.
Jose Mourinho’s side slumped to a third consecutive Premier League draw against Mauricio Pellegrino’s relegation-threatened outfit – but would have been handed all three points if Paul Pogba had not been so eager to score the late deadlock-breaker.
A goalmouth scramble led to Nemanja Matic diverting the ball towards the net, and looked for all the world like it was heading past Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and in via a Maya Yoshida deflection, with Pogba apparently on hand to ensure that the ball crossed the line.
The goal was then correctly then flagged for offside, only for replays to suggest that Matic’s shot would have crossed the line without the extra touch – and would have stood but for Pogba’s intervention.
That incident, however, could not overshadow what was another troubling display from Jose Mourinho and his side. From a position of being Man City’s only realistic title rivals not so long ago, Man United have won two of their last six Premier League games (drawing the last thee), been overtaken in second place by Chelsea, and are in danger of slipping into the fourth-place dogfight with Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal if results and performances don’t start to pick up soon.