Substitute Oliver Burke snatched the winner in the 74th minute after Harry Maguire canceled Ken Bryan’s first-half lead for the away team, which had only scored their second league victory this season..
And rise above City The summit with 41 points, one point ahead of United, who played one more game than their neighbors.
Coach Chris Wilder’s team entered the match and is the worst record in Premier League history after 19 matches and has yet to win Old Trafford 48 years ago.
But led by defender Phil Jagielka, aged 38, the team showed determination and struggle to break the deadlock.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferred to change his squad, leaving Fred and Scott McTominay out of the starting line-up, which affected United’s style, which lacked the intensity and pressure, which was provided by the midfield duo..
Sheffield, who now has eight points, advanced in the 23rd minute when Brian diverted John Flick’s pass from a corner kick with a header that United keeper David De Gea failed to clear, and TV replays showed he might have been pushed by Sheffield striker Billy Sharp..
The decision increased United’s anger after Anthony Martial put the ball in the net, but the referee called a foul against Maguire after interfering with goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale..
The coach’s team lacked Solskjaer For defensive strength and creativity in attack, as happened in the past period, but he equalized when captain Maguire, born in Sheffield, converted a corner kick from Alex Tillis with a powerful header into the net.
United paid the price for the defensive hesitation as Burke hit a low shot that collided at Axel Tuanzebe and down the bar into the goal..
Burke was delighted that his team had achieved their first victory at Old Trafford since 1973.
“An amazing result, there was no substitute for the victory today, really and I am happy for the players, they gave a great performance. It is a great feeling and it is amazing for me to score the winning goal. I am happy for the players and I hope to benefit from that in our next matches.”“.
“We showed courage and determination. We showed our character and not giving up. We played well in many games but we were not winning.”“.