Manchester United suffer first domestic defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Arnold Nichols
March 13, 2019

For Solskjaer, whose side enjoyed a stunning Champions League win at Paris Saint Germain in midweek, this was his first loss in 16 domestic matches since being appointed, ending a club-record run of nine successive away wins.

The England global had previously scored twice in the league clash in north London last season and irked Arsenal fans by posting his recent celebration on Instagram with the location set as "dancefloor".

Arsenal moved back in to the top four with an impressive 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday afternoon with Granit Xhaka opening the scoring in the first half before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sealed the win from the penalty spot after the break.

Mesut Ozil appeared to reference Lingard in a post-match tweet on Sunday evening which read: "Dancefloor huh?!"

"The performance was good but the result was disappointing".

"In your mind you will never forget something like that, when someone is celebrating", he said. Now we have two points [more than them] and that was enough motivation for us.

"The plan was to stay compact, close to each other, and wait for the mistake of Chelsea, then when we've got the ball, try to keep it and do something", he added.

"I knew that it would be tough, but I was feeling confident and if I missed this one, what can I say?"

"I think these three points show us the way".

"Maybe a backlash from Wednesday night, but we created chances and when they get the first goal it becomes a different game. This game was a six pointer and we don't have a lot of games left, but we need the points to be in the top four".

"Yes, of course", he told when asked if the race for a top-four finish could go down to the last day of the campaign. "For me, if we were talking back in October, saying that we were going to be fighting for fourth place, we would have taken that with where we were".

"The referee will be disappointed when he sees it as I don't think it is a penalty", United interim manger Solskjaer complained.

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