Manchester United Cruising On Eight Straight Wins After FA Cup Win. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won all eight games in charge of Manchester United after a 3-1..
United Cruising On Eight Straight Wins After FA Cup Win
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won all eight games in charge of Manchester United after a 3-1 FA Cup win at Arsenal on Friday.
Alexis Sanchez scored on his return to Arsenal in a 3-1 victory for Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
However, Man United were not at their best but quickfire goals in the first half from Sanchez and Jesse Lingard.
Both goals were set up by Romelu Lukaku, gave them a 2-0 lead at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.
Arsenal struck back Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but could not find a way to beat de Gea’s second in command Romero again, with Anthony Martial’s late goal sealing for United.
Victory for United means they have won eight games out of eight in all competitions under Solskjaer.
On the other hand, Gunners manager Unai Emery will rue injuries to defenders Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Laurent Koscielny.
Arsenal lost Sokratis to an early injury and things got worse for the Gunners when they conceded to an old hero with the red devils’ first effort in the 31st minute.
Moreover, Sanchez scored in Arsenal’s FA Cup final wins in 2015 and 2017 and he bluntly beat Petr Cech, to finish from a tight angle after collecting a sublime reverse ball from Lukaku.
Manchester United Cruising On Eight Straight Wins After FA Cup Win
Arsenal’s offside trap failed for the second time in quick succession with a rapid counter-attack freeing Lukaku to square a pass that Lingard controlled before finishing low past Cech.
Emery’s men gave themselves a lifeline before the break when Aubameyang tapped in at the back post following good combination play from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette.
Romero saved brilliantly from Ramsey after the restart before Koscielny was forced off with a facial injury following a long delay after being caught by Lukaku’s boot.
More so, the red devils booked their place in the fifth round when another counter-attack undid Arsenal in the 82nd minute.