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Fans think they’ve figured out exactly why Man United are back, they’re extremely worried

Fans think they’ve figured out exactly why Man United are back, they’re extremely worried

Manchester United got the better of neighbours Manchester City on Saturday afternoon

Fans have come up with a theory explaining why Manchester United are back in the Premier League title race and they are worried.

Despite a tough start for Erik ten Hag, he has managed to turn United’s form around.

On Saturday afternoon, the Red Devils showed tremendous fighting spirit to come from one goal down to beat Manchester City in what was a tightly contested Manchester derby.

Jack Grealish headed City in front but Bruno Fernandes scored a controversial equaliser in the 78th minute before Marcus Rashford scored the winner eight minutes from the final whistle.

The main talking point from the match was the Fernandes goal. Rashford was clearly offside but did not touch the ball, allowing Fernandes to slot home.

However, many fans felt that the England international was interfering with the play, but the officials disagreed.

After the match, rival fans think they have worked out the reason why United are back.

A fan tweeted: “Manchester United are actually in the title race, I'm not going to lie and it's a little scary.

“It's coinciding with Howard Webb being appointed the new PGMOL chief referring officer.”

Other fans were quick to react to the tweet.

One fan said: “I don’t see that Bruno goal standing for other teams.”

Another tweeted: “Imagine having the full support of the @FA and @FA_PGMOL behind you. Even Southampton will be title contenders.”

One United fan hit back with: “Tears already started from the cringiest fanbase.”

Another added: “Thanks for keeping our spot warm but it's time for the big boys to take over.”

In his post-match interview, City defender Manuel Akanji branded the decision to award Fernandes’ goal as a joke.

He said to the BBC: “To be honest for me the first goal is a joke that it can be allowed like this.

“I see Rashford, he’s clearly offside so I play him offside. He runs to the last second and stops when the ball is right in front of him and right in front of Eddy [Ederson] to score the goal. Then he stops because Bruno is calling him because he’s not offside.”

United are now just one point behind City on the back of that vital derby win.

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Twitter@B_Fernandes8

Topics: Manchester United, Manchester City, Premier League, Arsenal, Football