Unai Emery’s men showcased a brilliant display as they defeated the Reds Devils in the highly-anticipated Manchester United vs Arsenal Premier League match last night. Arsenal climbed to the forth place of the Premier League table with 60 points and Manchester United is in the fifth place in 58 points as of now.
Granit Xhaka scored the first goal for Arsenal in the 12th minute of the match. Manchester United, on the other hand, made quite a slow start. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then scored the second goal for Arsenal in the 69th minute from a penalty. Even after several good attempts in the second half, Manchester United failed to score an equalizer.
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While talking about their tragic defeat in the Premier League, Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Sky Sports, “We started slow.” He then further added, “Maybe it was a backlash from Wednesday. We created chances – when they get the first goal, it’s a different game.”
He said, “We created so many more chances compared to when we beat them in the [FA] Cup. We played a better game than we did back then, but that doesn’t help when the result is like this.” The manager then also added, “It’s not scratching your head. Sometimes it happens. We hit the woodwork twice, we got four, five very big chances. Some days, strikers take them; some days, they don’t.”
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Solskjaer said, “I can’t remember any saves that David had to make, proper saves. Of course, the penalty – I think the referee will be disappointed when he sees this, I don’t think it’s a penalty. They didn’t really carve us open.” He added, “He’s disappointed every time he concedes a goal because he’s a top, top keeper.”
The Manchester United coach then said, “The ball moves so strange, and when you see it on telly, it looks like it goes to David’s left and it just changes direction.” He also added, “But we were too slow, first 15 minutes, we were too slow to get up to them, we never put them under pressure and he had time to hit that ball.