Man United travel to Crystal Palace tonight with second place at stake in EPL standings.
They spent the first 50 minutes of their 3-2 win over Crystal Palace on Monday looking like they were still out of the country. Their second goal made things much more hard for us, but Chris Smalling's goal was very important.
But Chris Smalling got one back for United and Romelu Lukaku equalised with 14 minutes remaining.
United is still 16 points behind runaway leader Manchester City. I think he was very good.
Speaking to media during a pre-match news conference ahead of Crystal Palace game, Jose Mourinho said that the gap among contenders for Champions League qualification next season is very short.
THE PLAYERS KEPT AN AMAZING ATTITUDE " That disgraceful, childish second goal changed everything.
Matic scored his first goal for United since a summer move from Chelsea that capped a United comeback after the hosts took a 1-0 half-time lead through a deflected shot.
For Manchester United, there are several players to keep an eye out for.
"I can not tell you half of the things I told my team at half-time because there would be lots of bleeping on television".
It was an escape act that seemed unlikely when United fell 2-0 behind after being out-fought and out-played by a Palace team fighting gamely to avoid relegation.
Lukaku's great goalscoring record of 2018 continues, with him putting away his eighth goal in 11 games this calendar year.
"If you ask me second or fourth I say by the financial point of view it doesn't make a difference, by the prestige point of view doesn't make a difference, you go to Champions League and the fourth doesn't even now have to play the last qualification". However, their last two sorties away from their home fortress have meant they have come back empty handed and without a goal to show for their efforts, as lackadaisical as they have been, and before that they allowed Leicester to snatch a point at the King Power before more usual away day wins at Burnley and Everton.
With games against Chelsea and Liverpool to come, either side of a trip to fellow strugglers Huddersfield, Hodgson needs his side's injury crisis to be resolved, and quickly. It could be argued Martial and Paul Pogba also require the shackles to be off if they are to be at their best.
After inspiring his side towards the relative safety of mid-table, a succession of injuries has undermined Hodgson and left his team struggling at a time when their rivals are again gaining vital points.
David de Gea will don the goalkeeper's gloves in the match as the Spaniard has been outrightly impressive in recent games.