Premier League Man Utd 3 - 2 Arsenal FT Premier League Old Trafford
Sir Alex is smiling in the stands, ‘Glory, glory Man United’ is ringing out lustily. Could that match be a turning point for Louis van Gaal and his team? United were superb there – wholehearted, sharp, fresh, creative, gutsy. A skeleton side grew into the game, deserved the remarkable Rashford’s early pair and second-half strike from Herrera, and perhaps most impressive of all was the way in which they responded each time Arsenal pulled a goal back. They never looked cowed or flustered, and it has to be said that senior players such as Carrick, Mata and Blind were superb in marshalling the likes of Rashford and Varela through proceedings. This was light years from the United we’ve seen this season, in more ways than one. http://toplivenews.net/
And Arsenal? Oh, Arsenal. Let’s not beat about the bush – it was so, so disappointing from them. We should probably know what to expect by now, but this was a huge opportunity and they blew it. They were flat, sluggish and second best throughout, rarely threatening even after clawing themselves back into the game. You can’t rule them out of the title race, of course you can’t – but can you really see this team forcing it home? Those false dawns must be absolutely exasperating for their fans.
Right, you’ve a cup final to get your teeth into now. Thanks for your company as ever – and apologies that the live score on the blog got stuck at 2-1 today, technical issue I’m told. Cheers, and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.