After 10 months of constant disappointment at the John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield Town fans finally had something to cheer about last Sunday.
With the Terriers playing their final Premier League home game before returning to the Championship, it was clear that Jan Siewert wanted his side to go out on a high against Manchester United.
Although the Red Devils would take the lead after just eight minutes in West Yorkshire, Huddersfield demonstrated immense spirit to stay in the game and were rewarded for their play in the second-half.
After their opponents wasted a corner, Jonas Lossl launched a counter-attack by playing an impeccable 70-yard pass to Isaac Mbenza who provided a cool finish past David De Gea.
Despite Paul Pogba and Tahith Chong both going close for United in the dying stages of the clash, the Terriers held on to secure a draw.
For Mbenza, it must have been a huge relief to finally hit the target after going 22 games without scoring in all competitions for the club. A bright young talent, it is fair to say that the winger has failed to reach the heights expected of him since joining Huddersfield on loan from Montpellier in 2018.
However, with his side facing a drop down in level, there is no reason why the £3.15m-rated ace (via Transfermarkt) cannot succeed in the Championship as at the age of 23, he still has plenty of time to develop into a star in the future.
With Huddersfield needing all the help that they can get in arguably the most competitive league in world football, the news that they have already completed a deal to bring Mbenza in permanently (via Examiner Live) shows that they are already preparing for the future.
If Siewert can get the very best out of the Belgian, it would not be at all surprising if the Terriers launch a sustained push for an immediate return to the top flight in 2020.
What do you think Huddersfield fans? Has Siewert made the right decision in bringing in Mbenza on a permanent deal? Can the winger lead you to a promotion push next season? Let us know below.
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