‘Because of Lingard’, ‘Absolutely gutted’ – Some fans react to 2-0 loss to Arsenal
Manchester United’s dreams of a 4th place finish in the Premier League took a hit after Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side was beaten for the first time by Arsenal on Sunday.
A David de Gea howler helped Granit Xhaka open the scoring for the Gunners from long range. Unai Emery’s attacking lineup dominated the Red Devils in the first half which forced Solksjaer to change his system.
United got into the game after the tweak in the formation but failed to cause any serious damage to the Gunners back line despite a few very good chances.
Fred conceded a soft penalty on Alexandre Lacazette in the second half and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang doubled Arsenal’s lead and took the game away from the Red Devils.
The defeat on Sunday meant that Arsenal moved 2 points above Manchester United to fourth place in the Premier League. The Gunners have faced all of the big six with 8 games to spare and Manchester United will have to depend on Arsenal and Spurs dropping points in order to reclaim a spot in the top 4.
Here are a few reactions after the defeat on Sunday:
Let's all be honest….. Arsenal won this match because Lingard wasn't available in his dance floor.
— w σ ℓ f ɢ a и ɢ 형 (@Gaeist) March 10, 2019
Losing to Arsenal wasn't a good place to end our unbeaten record… Absolutely gutted 😤
— Captain Nigeria (@Carxeem) March 10, 2019
Lukaku should have buried those chances. Another top 6 team he’s failed to impress. And Rashford been poor for weeks. Should have been subbed at half time. And the ref is a disgrace no way was that a penalty
— RK (@Pochszn__) March 10, 2019
No lingard no party 😑😑
— sunny bhagat (@5unnybhagat) March 10, 2019
We just haven't been up to it today. Haven't taken our chances, silly mistakes and a slightly harsh penalty. Thankfully it's not the end of the world, we're still well in the race for the top 4, plus the QF of both the FA Cup and CL still to play for.#MUFC
— Alexa, Play All Star by Smash Mouth (@dwtyler_14) March 10, 2019
Everyone bar Fred and Shaw should now look at the mirror and think for a moment about what they just did.
— 🇾🇪 Yousif 🇾🇪 (@YousifManUtd) March 10, 2019