Arsenal vs Manchester United: What We Learned


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Ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed Manager for Manchester United, he has been handing out big L's for teams who have stepped in his way, as it is now Eight out of Eight for Ole Gunnar Solskaer's Manchester United after an away victory at the Emirates against rivals, Arsenal.

Goals from former Arsenal player himself, Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, who uses the Emirates as his dance classes and The Ice Cold, Black Glove wearing, Anthony Martial. And lets not forget a good performance from Romelu Lukaku, who found himself two great assist in the first half but a good performance overall from the Reds Themselves.

Now, here are some key figures of what we have learned from Arsenal vs Manchester United in the FA Cup 4th Round.

Defense Still A Problem. 

For all it is worth, the Man United defense held their own but still, a bit shaky. Arsenal for a good period of the match were knocking on the door and asking questions and we were reminded that an imposing defender is very much needed, more specifically in the CB role to partner up with Victor Lindelof.

Man United conceded a silly one right before half time as they allowed Arsenal too much space while dribbling in from the left side and nobody was there to pick up Aubameyang as he tapped it in to make it 2-1. Manchester United need a devastating commanding right-back and a CB to sort out their defensive problems.

PSG Seems Like A Task We Are Ready To Take On.
Before, people were spitting out the famous "Its just Cardiff" saying, but now that has been silenced since Man Utd have taken on and beaten both Tottenham Hotspurs and Arsenal. With Manchester United continuing their red hot form, it feels like they are unbeatable at the movement and are ready to take on anyone who stands in their way.

Romelu Lukaku Isn't Just a Scorer, He's A Creator.

Big Rom created two big and brilliant assist to set up both Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard as well as getting some pretty decent crosses in from his left foot on the right side of the pitch. But it was the assist for Sanchez's goal that was really set up nicely as it looked he was going for a shot, but faked it and even fooled me, and turned it into an lovely assist for Alexis.

Sergio Romero = Best Backup In The World.
This isn't really anything new but more of a reminder that Romero came up big for Manchester United tonight against Arsenal. A couple of important saves that could of ended in a different result if they had gone in.

Alexis Sanchez Has Class.
This is just a little thing to point out that even though former Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez was given crap by his old club all thoughout the game, he refused to celebrate against his former side. Class act by The Chilean.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Could Earn A Permanent Job At Manchester United Sooner Than Expected.

Ole has really changed the mood since being named caretaker but not just in the locker room but worldwide as well. Smiles at the training ground, on and off the pitch. Solskjaer has made the players and fans believe in Football again and are making it scary for teams to come to Old Trafford once again.

With Ole's Manchester United closing the gap on not only top four but that third place spot as well, nothing seems impossible. Ole has gotten the best out of Pogba and Rashford the most so far and it is one of the scariest things to think about when going up against The Reds.

Manchester United are looking to make it nine out of nine with a midweek fixture against Burnley, and with a win, it will be one step closer to the Champions League spot and perhaps a step closer to having Ole Solskjaer as our next permanent Manager.

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