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Manchester United traveled to The Emirates and fell to a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal. Their first defeat in the Premier League since being managed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but despite the defeat,
Manchester United posed some threatening moments that would and should have brought a different atmosphere and a different outcome if they had been more clinical in front of goal. And With Lukaku and his teammates not being able to find the back of the net despite being just only a few yards out in front of goal, it makes the defeat much much worse for United fans.
Goals from Granit Xhaka from distance and a penalty from Emerick-Aubameyang was enough to hand Man United their first PL defeat in 2019.
But here are some brief talking points in their away defeat against Arsenal.
Arsenal V. Manchester United. What We Learned.
Luke Shaw, Best Player Of The Night For United.
Although Man Utd took a step backwards in their defeat against Arsenal, Luke Shaw put in a real shift for his side. Shaw set up a cross in the early stages of the game but was robbed of an assist when teammate, Romelu Lukaku hit the crossbar only being just 2 yards out. Shaw was really productive in both attacking and defending. Best player for United against the gunners, by far.
Lukaku Involved But Not Clinical.
The big Belgian has netted 3 braces in a row before heading to the Emirates (6 goals in 3 games) and could have had another brace for him V. Arsenal but it just wasn’t his day as he was denied in front of goal by Arsenal goalkeeper, Leno. On several occasions. Lukaku was very well about positioning himself against the Gunners but just couldn’t find the back of the net.
Victor Lindelof Needs A Time-Out.
Victor Lindelof didn’t have the worse of days but certainly not what we’re use to seeing. The Iceman looked really tired and worn out, and looks like he could use a rest. Lindelof has played almost every minute for United since Solskjaer has arrived and it seems it may have caught up a to him a bit today. This week, we hope he’ll get much needed rest before their clash with Wolves in the Quarter-final of the FA Cup. He is going to be a huge factor for Manchester United next Saturday.
Losing Their Unbeaten Streak Was Bound To Happen.
Manchester United were 12 games unbeaten in the PL since Solskjaer took over and after their trip to London, the unbeaten run is now gone. But it’s not the end of the world and still only remain two points behind top four and 3 behind third place. It’s no time to panic really from the Man United supporters as there are seven more games left to go and are in a good position to reach their goals going forward, the defeat will only better themselves.
Manchester United hope to pick things back up with a win over Wolves in the FA Cup Quarter-Final in the coming weekend and boost their confidence for the PL, FA and Champions League competitions. It isn’t easy, but as United supporters, We wouldn’t want it any other way.