COACHLESS MAN U THRASHES ARSENAL
Man United beats Arsenal 3-2 which places them seventh.
Manchester United came back from a goal down to beat Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford, with Michael Carrick maintaining his unbowed run as caretaker manager and stepping down as first team coach.
In the 13th minute, Arsenal got ahead of Man U through Emile Smith-Rowe in an offbeat fashion as David de Gea was on the floor, clasping his foot when the shot found it's way into the back of his net. The ball stood as referee Martin Atkinson had not blown his whistle before the ball crossed the line.
United levelled the score just before half-time through a calculated move finished off by Bruno Fernades. The hosts kept that impulse after the break as Cristiano Ronaldo put them in front with his 800th goal in his career in the 52nd minute.
Martin Odegaard restored congruence for Arsenal just two minutes later with a similar goal. But when Ronaldo scored his goal to put United 3-2 up with 20 minutes to go.That win was United's first in four league games and takes them up to seventh in the table, while Arsenal remaining in fifth.
'We gave them so much space, they gained some momentum and we had some difficulties there. We conceded the goal.
'We started the second half well and had total control but then conceded again. We dominated again and scored the second one but after that we need to have the maturity to go on and score the third one. We didn't manage it and they scored again.But being realistic, conceding three goals at Old Trafford makes it very difficult to get something from the game.' arteta said after the match.