Manchester United news: How Shane Long’s hot streak is putting Red Devils to shame
Shane Long, who once went 1,320 minutes without a Premier League goal, has netted more times than Manchester United’s entire squad in April.
The rejuvenated Southampton striker scored his fourth goal of the month by opening the scoring in the 3-3 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils have only found the net three times this month.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s honeymoon has well and truly ended in the last few weeks, with the club slipping out of the top four following a run of three defeats in their last four league matches.
United were also recently knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves and eliminated from the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona.
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What’s more, Long has played a game less than United, who have failed to score in four out of their six games this month.
After setting the record for the Premier League’s fastest ever goal on Tuesday night, the Irishman supplied a neat finish at St Mary’s during the six goal thriller for his fourth goal in five games.
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And he really ought to have added another.
Long struck the post at point-blank range for what must surely go down as one of the worst misses of the season.
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