Manchester United vs.  Arsenal - Game Report - December 2, 2021

(EFE) .- Once again Manchester United got into trouble, after one of the most surreal goals in a long time, and again Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to, with a double, save the ballot of a team that already needs hand in hand by Ralf Rangnick.

The German, who will be at the controls of the team this Friday, watched the game from the stands and had to be shocked by what he observed on the pitch during the first half. Once again, as before all the greats of the Premier, United came out to be dominated and to see them come. Arsenal were better, while they ignored the ball.

Despite being a Cristiano starter this time, not like at Stamford Bridge, the game plan hardly varied. And on top of that luck was no longer in his favor. In one of the most surreal plays of the season, Arsenal’s 0-1 came. In a corner, Fred stepped on De Gea’s ankle, he fell to the ground, the ball was rejected and, with the Spaniard lying, Smith Rowe slipped the ball into the goal.

Martin Atkinson whistled and disallowed the goal, thinking that De Gea had been fouled. But after being treated and receiving the warning from the VAR that it had been a teammate who had stepped on the Spanish, he validated the goal. Unpublished and fair.

It was up to the ‘Red Devils’ to go back to not let go further on the table and they pulled their only threat, the great punch. Practically out of nowhere, they took a good combinatorial play, with an increasingly plugged Jadon Sancho, the ball reached Fred inside the area that was redeemed with an assist for Bruno Fernandes from behind to equalize. Portuguese’s first goal since September 11.

United were still not comfortable, but they knew they had the goal and Cristiano. The Portuguese erred the first. Cut in line of lime and shot that Ramsdale took with the hip, but not the second. Loss in the middle of Arsenal, quick opening for Rashford and low pass from the Englishman who sent Cristiano to the cage. 800 goals in his career.

The joy did not last long, because Arsenal got jealous and traced the goal. Thomas Partey opened the band, Martinelli picked up to put a low center and Odegaard first tied the game. Nor did the Norwegian smile last long, who a few minutes later rushed like a madman to sweep Fred away. Atkinson, well placed, said nothing, but the VAR called him. He went to see it repeated and whistled it.

Cristiano at eleven meters, shot to the center and goal number 801 to the belt.

Then came De Gea’s classic saves and United’s failed counterattacks that could sentence the game, but the three points stayed at home. United’s third unbeaten game since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left, who was honored by the stands before kickoff.

United move up to seventh position, with 21 points, two behind Arsenal, which in turn is one of the Champions League spots.