It wasn’t exactly a ninety minutes befitting of potentially the final chapter in Arsene Wenger’s rivalry with Manchester United, barring a typical Fergie-time equaliser from substitute Marouane Fellaini, but the Red Devils nonetheless did enough to get themselves over the line against a significantly weakened Arsenal side in the Premier League on Sunday.
Paul Pogba netted the opening goal as Hector Bellerin’s block from an Alexis Sanchez header cannoned off the post and into the path of the Frenchman, who produced another solid performance against a top team despite the criticism he’s often received this season.
Former United man Henrikh Mkhitaryan then levelled the scores just before half-time after some sloppy play in midfield eventually saw the ball come to the Armenian international, allowing him to poke it between Victor Lindelof’s legs and beyond David De Gea.
But after entering the fray from the bench, Fellaini had the most decisive impact. In just half an hour on the pitch he took three efforts at goal and won two headers, one of which connected with a beautiful cross from this season’s unsung hero Ashley Young – who Transfermarkt value at just £4.5million – and beat a flailing David Ospina.
So, United fans, who was your Man of the Match from Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Gunners? Fellaini, Pogba, Sanchez, Young or someone else? Let us know by taking part below and giving each player involved a performance rating out of ten…
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