So many things to say. Just one point from fourteen. And that’s at Home. Once fortress Old Trafford and the Theatre of Dreams, United are still winless at Old Trafford. The Reds have failed to win any of their opening four top-flight games at Old Trafford for the first time since 1972-73, a campaign in which they finished 18th. Today Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the wheel for the 100th time. Against an Arsenal side that had not won against a top six side for almost six years. And not at Old Trafford since the year 2006. United were frankly toothless, with just two shots on target. Should Paul Pogba not have been replaced, even before he gave away the penalty? Paul Pogba has conceded three penalties in the Premier League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, while no other Manchester United player has conceded more than one.
The Reds have taken just seven points from their six Premier League games this season, their lowest tally at this stage since David Moyes’ short stint at the helm in 2013-14. United then went on to finish 7th. United are now in 15th place, nine points less than leaders Liverpool, who have played a game more.
It is difficult to award a Man of the Match on this performance, but I would opt for Luke Shaw who was solid although unspectacular, but had some decent moments although he was largely penned in by Arsenal’s press. He delivered an inviting free-kick for Maguire to connect that went narrowly wide.
United now go to İstanbul Başakşehir in the Champions League for an early game on Wednesday, before going to Everton for an early kick off in the Premier League on Saturday.
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