Manchester United suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat by the Premier League’s bottom club Sheffield United on Wednesday to leave Manchester City alone at the top of the table.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side needed three points to regain top spot from rivals Manchester City but were lacklustre for large periods of the contest as the away side picked up only their second win of the season.
Chris Wilder‘s side went into the game with the worst record, after 19 matches, in Premier League history and without a league win at Old Trafford in 48 years.
Sheffield took a shock first-half lead through Kean Bryan‘s flicked header, which went in off the far post following John Fleck’s corner.
Anthony Martial had a goal ruled out as Harry Maguire was adjudged to have fouled Aaron Ramsdale, but the United skipper headed in the leveller just past the hour mark.
Substitute Oliver Burke grabbed the 74th-minute winner with a shot that deflected off Axel Tuanzebe when Manchester United failed to clear the ball in their box.
Solskjaer opted to rotate his team, leaving out Fred and Scott McTominay from central midfield and that had a big impact on the game with United lacking the intensity and pressure that pair have been providing in the centre of the pitch.
This win gives Sheffield United eight points and their second win of the season while United are second on the table with 40 points, a point behind Manchester City who have a game in-hand.