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5 humiliating results for Arsenal at Old Trafford

Ever since Arsenals unbeaten run was ended by Manchester United in 2004, the Gunners dont have a good record at Old Trafford.

Top 5 / Top 10 19 Nov 2016, 10:40 IST
Old Trafford is not a happy hunting ground for Arsenal

Due to rich history and traditions, the rivalry between Manchester United and Arsenal is a notable one in English Football. Before Sir Alex Ferguson retired, the rivalry between him and Arsene Wenger turned this fixture even more intense as there was always guaranteed drama and entertainment.

However, ever since Arsenal’s unbeaten run was ended by Manchester United in 2004, the Gunners don’t have the greatest record, having won only once at the Theatre of Dreams in the Premier league.

There have also been some terrible results and performances.  Let’s look at some of the horrendous results for the Gunners at Old Trafford

#5 Manchester United 3 Arsenal 2, 28 February 2016

The poor Arsenal team capitulated to Marcus Rashford’s heroics

Although Marcus Rashford scored two goals on his senior debut against Midtjylland, hardly anyone outside Old Trafford had heard of his name in prior to this game. The poor Arsenal side capitulated to the 18-year-old and suddenly he became the major talking point for football fans around the country. He scored twice in the first half before providing an assist for the decisive third goal from Ander Herrera.

His debut heroics not only changed his life dramatically but also damaged Arsene Wenger’s hopes of winning the first league title since 2004.

This fixture proved to be Arsenal’s best chance to beat United as they probably faced the weakest Manchester United side since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. However, the youthful  side put an exceptional performance and came out with a stunning win.

After the match, Arsene Wenger refused to accept that United’s unfamiliar faces made the loss even more disappointing “Let’s not go overboard. They had still a few millions on the pitch from David De Gea to the midfield,” said Wenger.

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