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EPL: Why Arsenal won Man United at Old Trafford

Timothy Aiyeku

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North London outfit Arsenal defeated Man United by a lone goal at the Old Trafford with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring from the spot in the second half of the Sunday clash.

The win is the first of its kind for the Gunners at the Old Tarfofrds since 2006 and that makes it the continuation of a winless home run by the Red Devils as they have not won a game at home since July 4.

Arsenal had another impressive first-half performance again like what was witnessed against Leicester City but this time, they were able to drive home the ball from the spot after Paul Pogba’s infringement against Hector Bellerin.

In his reaction to the defeat, former Man United captain Roy Keane said the reason why his former team lost was that they do not have leaders in the team.

“I don’t see any leaders out there,” he told Sky Sports, lamenting that the team was very poor. He added that as the home team, he expected Man United to be aggressive and come out with confidence but that was missing with “no quality, no composure” in the team.

Roy Keane stressed that Man United were known for having the right character and attitude in games like this and that seems to have ended. The experience players did not even prove that on the pitch, he said.

According to the Red Devils legend, excuses were given about a year ago for the poor performance of the team due to the dressing room crisis and issues at the management level but it is now glaring for all to know that the players also lack the right attitude.

However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer risks losing his job and there are already reports that he could be replaced by former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is already making rounds.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.