Manchester United scored three goals in a match for the first time since October on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, Newcastle also scored three goals as the sides had to settle for a draw at St. James’ Park.
[ RECAP: Newcastle 3-3 Man United ]
After being labeled “boring” for months now, the Red Devils finally broke out of their offensive slump and played a highly entertaining match against the Magpies.
However, after going two goals up in the first half, United was pegged back to 2-2. Wayne Rooney scored his second of the game to regain the lead, but Paul Dummett equalized in the 90th minute for Newcastle.
Speaking after the match, manager Louis Van Gaal said United threw away the game, and that the result felt more like a loss than a draw. While Van Gaal disagreed with the penalty decision that allowed Newcastle the level the score at two, he refused to blame the official for the loss, saying “the referee is not losing our game, we are losing ourselves.”
Tuesday’s match is a hard game to dissect for United supporters, as they showed life going forward and played the attacking football people have been waiting to see. However, they also conceded three goals to a Newcastle side in the relegation zone that has struggled to score all season long.
Manchester United’s next match is against Liverpool, a massive game important to both the supporters and to the standings. It will be interesting to see what kind of style United plays, as there were both positives and negatives to take away from the Newcastle draw.