Manchester United visit London as they took on Arsenal for what was a massive premier league game in the top four race. United started with 8 changes in the starting lineup and hoped to frustrate United which they did for first 45 minutes. However Arsenal scored twice in three minutes after the break and put the result to bed and ended United’s chance of finishing in top four.
Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United Highlights
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
54′ 1 – 0 Granit Xhaka scored a lucky goal when his heavily deflected shot scooped over De Gea in the back of the net.
57′ 2 – 0 Danny Welbeck scored from close range to make it 2-0 minutes later and pretty much ended the contest.
There is alot more to this game than usual Arsenal United games. Over the last few years United has dominated Arsenal even after Sir Alex Fergusen and now with Jose Mourinho in charge there is more spice to it. Last season Arsenal defeated United at Emirates but United bounced back at Old Trafford getting the better of Arsenal when Rashford scored two goals to clinch important three points.
Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
45′ [ Half Time Report ] United dominated the first half and looked the only team who could have scored. United were harshly denied a clear penalty with Monreal brought down Valencia inside the box. While Petre Cech made couple of good saves to keep United at bay.
68′ 1 – 0 Juan Mata scores midway through second half to put United 1-0 in lead as they finally broke the deadline after putting Arsenal under massive pressure.
89′ 1 – 1 Olivier Giroud scores late in second half to steal a point in otherwise terrible performance from Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Man Utd Preview & Team News United are coming into this game on the back of a impressive 3-1 win over Swansea and a win will not only put them right back into the title race but also restore the confidence. However its remain to be seen how United will lineup as Mourinho might go with a cautious approach and that might hand the initiative to Arsenal.
Gunners on the other hand were held to a 1-1 draw at home against north london rivals Tottenham and they will be keen to get three points in this important fixture. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturda. confirmed team news and starting lineups will be available couple of hours before the kickoff.
Predictions: Jose Mourinho is under pressure and there is certain unrest in the squad but this game give United and oppertunity to put themselves back in the title race or at least get into the top 4 places. However with Ibrahimovic suspended Marcus Rashford might start upfront with Martial and Rooney playing in attacking roles alongside Mata.
You can not write script for a premier league game this season, 18 year old Marcus Rashford started against hot favourites Arsenal and scored two goals within three minutes to put United 2-0 up but a goal from former United player Danny Welbeck made it 2-1 as the teams went into the break game pretty much there to be won. We will have the match highlights and goals video right here on this page.
United started slow in second half but took control of the game as the game move into later stages. Ander Herrera scored United’s third with a deflected shot from just outside the box and looked to have won the game for United.
Arsenal however had different ideas as the scored again to get within a goal of united with 20 minutes to play for. Louis Van Gaal made couple of changes towards the end to make sure United are able to defend their narrow 1 goal lead which they did it without many scares.