In the last match of Sunday’s 25th round program, the Manchester United players returned to the second position in the English Championship standings 3-1 (1-1) with a home victory over Newcastle United.
After a nice solo action by Rashford in the thirtieth minute, United took the lead, but just six minutes later Saint-Maximin went from 15 meters to 1-1 with a big shot.
James returned the advantage to the United side in the 57th minute, crowning Matić’s excellent results, and the final result was set by Bruno Fernandes from a penalty kick in the 75th minute.
Second United now has 49 points, and third Leicester City, which beat Aston Villa 2-1 (2-0) as guests earlier on Sunday, while leading Manchester City, which beat Arsenal 1-0 as guests, has 10 more points.
With 25 points, Newcastle was 17th, three more than 18th-placed Fulham in the relegation zone.
Manchester United 3 – 1 Newcastle United
Goals: 1-0 Rashford 30, 1-1 Saint-Maximin 36, 2-1 James 57, 3-1 Fernandes 75
Bookings: Fernandes; Hayden, Joelinton
Manchester United: De Gea, Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Fred, Rashford, Fernandes, James, Martial
Substitutions: Mata, Greenwood, Shoretire
Newcastle United: Darlow, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis, Willock, Hayden, Selvey, Almiron, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin