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2 things that went right and the 1 thing that went wrong for Manchester United against Arsenal

Sujith M
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Manchester United v Arsenal - Premier League
Wenger's last trip to Old Trafford as Arsenal boss ended in defeat

Manchester United welcomed Arsenal as Wenger made his last trip to Old Trafford as Gunners boss.

Arsenal made a plethora of changes as the 20-year-old Greece centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos made his debut. There was only one change for Manchester United as Victor Lindelof played in the place of injured Phil Jones.

Paul Pogba opened the scoring but Henrikh Mkhitaryan made in 1-1 in the 51st minute. It looked like a certain draw until Fellaini sealed the game for Manchester United with a 91st-minute header. 

Without much ado, let's take a look at the 2 things that went right and the 1 thing that went wrong for Manchester United.

#3 Introduction of Fellaini ahead of Mata made the difference

Fellaini scored the winner
Fellaini scored the winner

As the game wore on, Arsenal players sat back and defended in numbers. They gave no space to United attacking players and made it really tough for United to get into the box. 

Having lost Romelu Lukaku to injury, Jose Mourinho introduced Marouane Fellaini in the 64th minute. When everyone thought Mourinho would introduce Mata to break down Arsenal's stubborn defense, he thought otherwise.

With a target man to aim at, United made cross after cross into the box in an effort to find the winner. Fellaini almost won the game in the 89th minute when his header flashed onto the post. United’s persistence paid off as Fellaini finally got his header spot on. He won the game in the 92nd minute with a brilliant header from an Ashley Young cross. 

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