VIDEO: Arsenal 3 – 0 Manchester United [Premier League] Highlights 2015/16
Louis van Gaal’s men were blown away inside the opening 19 minutes, with the Chilean netting with a backheel and a thunderous strike, either side of the German’s cool finish. Download video: Arsenal 3 – 0Manchester United [Premier League] Highlights 2015/16
Arsenal turned in a devastating first-half performance to storm to a memorable 3-0 Premier League win over Manchester United.
Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the space of 74 seconds gave Arsenal a 2-0 lead by the seventh minute at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday and Sanchez scored his sixth goal in three matches with an emphatic third in the 19th minute.
Petr Cech returned for Arsenal following Arsene Wenger’s controversial decision to rest the goalkeeper for Tuesday’s 3-2 Champions League defeat to Olympiacos, but the selection decisions made by his opposite number Louis van Gaal are now set to fall under the spotlight.
Van Gaal dropped Morgan Schneiderlin to accommodate Michael Carrick in midfield, but a soft United centre was repeatedly exposed by a rampant Arsenal, while Matteo Darmian was hooked at half-time for a second time this season, having switched to right-back to accommodate Ashley Young in the other full-back position.
Aaron Ramsey should have ensured United conceded four first-half goals for the first time in Premier League history before the early carnage gave way to a more sedate second-half affair, where United dominated possession but wholly lacked penetration.