After a 25 match unbeaten run in the English Premier League, Manchester United finally came unstuck on Sunday, suffering a 2-0 defeat away to Arsenal.
It’s a result that means United are now in real danger of finishing sixth in the league table with the Gunners now just two points behind with a game in hand on Jose Mourinho’s men.
Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck provided the goals for Arsenal that meant Arsene Wenger picked up his first ever competitive win over a Mourinho side.
Mourinho made a massive eight changes for the fixture, clearly fancying his chances of securing UEFA Champions League qualification next season with a UEFA Europa League win rather than shooting for a top four finish in the English top-flight.
There was also a distinct lack of ambition in the fixture from United, who rarely looked like threatening the home side.
To say it’s left Red Devils fans disappointed is an understatement and they haven’t missed with their criticism of Mourinho in the aftermath. Some aren’t convinced his strategy of negative football and banking on the UEFA Europa League is the way forward.
Will the Portuguese be vindicated by the end of the season?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
— Ramy Daakour (@RDaakour) May 7, 2017
Not convinced by Mourinho shutting up shop against top 6 clubs. It's worked at times but there's enough talent at #MUFC to win these games.
— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) May 7, 2017
— Mrs S (@TheRealMrsS) May 7, 2017
I'm yet to be convinced that Mourinho is any better than Louis van Gaal & still think his sacking was a knee jerk reaction. #MUFC
— Luke Springthorpe (@L_Springthorpe) May 7, 2017
Mourinho has better pray to god that we win the Europa having thrown the top 4 away today. No pressure #mufc
— Muhammad Bhana (@MuhammadBhana) May 7, 2017
— Fabian Ezeogo (@iamEzeogo) May 7, 2017
— The ???? (@PastorPercyB) May 7, 2017
Mourinho is taking risks. If we don't go to the final or we are defeated in the final, we might end 6th in the league#MUFC
— ????????PERNICKETY ???? (@liberian_tyo) May 7, 2017
I don't get it… Is Mourinho planning a master thing for next season or what? #mufc
— 12.21® (@wad_abba) May 7, 2017
With Ferguson's best teams, Manchester United had a GREAT player in every position. Under Moyes, LVG and Mourinho no longer the case. #MUFC
— Joe Sillett (@JoeSillett) May 7, 2017
— Shirish Ganesan (@ShirishGanesan) May 7, 2017