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Point made: Michael Obafemi celebrates the late leveller that left Anthony Martial  and Manchester United outside the top four

Point made: Michael Obafemi celebrates the late leveller that left Anthony Martial and Manchester United outside the top four

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Point made: Michael Obafemi celebrates the late leveller that left Anthony Martial and Manchester United outside the top four

Manchester United's Champions League charge was stopped in its tracks as Southampton bagged a late point in a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford last night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were seconds away from leapfrogging Chelsea and Leicester City in the table after both of their rivals suffered shock weekend defeats - but Michael Obafemi's injury-time leveller keeps United in fifth place.

They had responded efficiently to Stuart Armstrong giving the Saints an early lead, with goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial appearing sufficient to fire the Red Devils up to third, until Republic of Ireland international Obafemi had the final say on the day it was confirmed that only the top four will qualify for the Champions League following Manchester City's successful appeal against their European ban.

Belfast Telegraph