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Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United


Manchester United brushed aside Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates as they progressed to Round 5 of the FA Cup.


2 quick-fire first-half goals from Sanchez and Lingard following good work from Romelu Lukaku but United firmly in control. Aubamayeng’s late half tap-in threatened to make a game of it.


Ole Gunnar Solskjær took off Sanchez and Lukaku around the 70 minute mark as United looked to exploit the increasing number of counter-attacking opportunities through Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. And they did just that, as Anthony Martial put the game beyond doubt following an impressive drive from Pogba forced Cech to palm the ball out into the Frenchman’s path.


Ole Gunnar Solskjær has now won 8/8 as manager of Manchester United and is surely starting to turn some heads in the United board room. On what was a difficult night for the Gunners, they lost both Sokratis and Koscielny to injury during the game which certainly didn’t help.


United march on to Round 5 of the FA Cup, Arsenal on the other hand are now only left with the Europa League as potential silverware this season.


Solskjaer to the BBC: "Today we looked more like a proper team. We looked more structured. We'd worked hard at defending and counter-attacking. Counter-attacking is classic United - Rooney, Ronaldo, Ji Sung-park - we've scored so many at Arsenal over the years”


Unai Emery: “Our injuries changed the possibility to do something different on the pitch.”




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