Man United denied 1st place in the Premier League by Sheffield United

Man United missed out on the chance to retake top spot in the as they fell to a shock 2-1 defeat to bottom-of-the-pile Sheffield United to.

Red Devils have been in superb form, with Sunday’s thrilling 3-2 FA Cup win over Liverpool suggesting this United side could potentially be the real deal.

Unfortunately for Solskjaer, Man City easily won their game in hand 5-0 at West Brom last night to go top of the table and lay down an ominous marker – and United slipped up badly here to raise question marks about whether they have the mentality needed for a credible title challenge.

Kean Bryan headed the Blades in front in the first half, and though Harry Maguire equalised 18 minutes after the break, Oliver Burke’s deflected effort 17 minutes from time sealed a famous result for Wilder’s men.

United manager Solskjaer told BT Sport: “We had all the possession but when you concede two bad goals it is always going to be difficult.

“We didn’t create enough. We put pressure on them, but we could not penetrate behind to score enough goals.

“It was lacking magic, that little bit extra, there was not a lot of space to run into and they defended well. We did not have the right ideas or the solutions.

“There will be no big inquest. Of course we are disappointed but we have seen so many out-of-character results this season.

“We are surprised, but we have been very consistent and it just hit us today. We dust off the sad feeling and go again.”

Speaking to BT Sport, Blades boss Wilder said: “The players are jumping about in there which they have every right to because it has been a tough old season so far.

“But they are enjoying the win. We will bring everybody back down to earth tomorrow and we will go again on the other side of town.

“It is a great result and I am delighted for the players because they have had to go through a lot this season.”

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