It may not have been the prettiest of victories against the Gunners’ on Sunday but the adrenaline rush and excitement the match provided is right up there with United’s best games of the season.
POGBA CONTINUES AMAZING FORM
The Frenchman continued his imperious form this weekend and managed to almost single-handedly start and then finish United’s opener. Left his mark of the game and put in another amazing stint. Since the International Break, Pogba has been in inspired form starting with an excellent outing against Swansea. Pogba now has three goals and two assists since the Derby and is targeting a strong finish to the season. A return of 12 assists and 6 goals from a deep-lying midfielder whose season’s been hampered by injury and suspension is brilliant. He has racked up the numbers 32 games. An impressive return for a ‘flop’.
MKHITARYAN WELCOMED BACK
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was given a rousing response from the Old Trafford faithful after returning to his former home. The Armenian who spent a season and a half at United scored against his former team but refused to celebrate. The United fans showed their class too by refraining from booing the playmaker. Mkhi, as he’s fondly called, met his former teammates at full time and seemed in good spirits despite his side losing on the road once again.
THE END OF AN ERA
Sunday’s game marked the end of a long and at times bitter 22 year old rivalry between Manchester United and Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman who leaves his club at the end of the season was presented with a memento for his achievement in England by the club. Sir Alex Ferguson and Mourinho, both managers who have had their moments with Wenger, were a part of the felicitations.
Victor Lindelof has had a tough start to life at Manchester United but has in recent games grown into the red shirt and put in his best performance for United against Arsenal. He took home the Man of the Match award and pocketed the dangerous Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. Lindelof made countless interceptions and played out from the back solidly all afternoon. More of the same please Victor.
RETURN OF THE FERGIE TIME WINNER
Manchester United scored a Fergie time winner at Old Trafford to secure victory over Arsenal. It was Marouane Fellaini who propped up with the winner this time. United have evoked the spirit of the old Ferguson team and have won against Chelsea, City and Spurs after conceding first. United also capped a stunning comeback against Palace with an injury-time winner. Clearly suggests an improving mentality in a young team.