Manchester United winless home run in the Premier League extended as they were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils haven’t won a home game in the top flight since July 4 and were thoroughly second best as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty secured all three points for Mikel Arteta’s side.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made three changes from the team that lined up against RB Leipzig in midweek, with Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes coming in for Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek and the suspended Anthony Martial.
Arsenal dominated the first half and almost took the lead when Willian hit the crossbar. Arteta will have been disappointed that his side didn’t lead at the break but they secured a deserved winner in the second half, with Aubeyamang scoring from the penalty spot after Paul Pogba’s clumsy foul on Hector Bellerin.
Manchester United Coach, Solskjaer, gives assessment on the defeat saying;
“That’s football for you. It goes up and down.
“We didn’t turn up, especially in the first half. That’s what we have to address because we know these boys can be so good.
“We knew that this was the big game this week. And unfortunately in the first half we didn’t play well enough.
“Second half we played better, we never seemed to have to defend too much. But when we did have to, we were too slow and gave away the penalty.
“The boy is running away from goal, there is no need to go for the ball. Not much of a touch, but it’s probably a penalty.
“It’s for other people to judge if we’re making progress. We keep on working and we have another chance on Saturday against Everton.”