Man Utd news: Bruno Fernandes gives Arsenal ruling as Erik ten Hag stenches at three findings

Man Utd news: Bruno Fernandes gives Arsenal ruling as Erik ten Hag stenches at three findings

Sunday at the Emirates, Arsenal defeated Manchester United 3-1 after Declan Rice scored the game-winning goal in the 96th minute. The victory left Manchester United frustrated.

Marcus Rashford scored an outstanding solo goal to give the Red Devils the lead midway through the first half. However, United’s slim lead lasted less than a minute before Martin Odegaard capped a remarkable Arsenal move.

Alejandro Garnacho believed he had scored the game-winning goal, but VAR disallowed it due to offside. This incident proved costly for United, who conceded late in stoppage time when Rice deflected the ball past Andre Onana.

Gabriel Jesus added gloss on the scoreline in the 101st minute as United stumbled to their second defeat in four Premier League matches this season. Here are the most recent updates from Old Trafford.

Fernandes’ response
United captain Bruno Fernandes responded honestly to the Red Devils’ dramatic late loss at the Emirates, but conceded his team can take many positives from the game.

“It is always difficult to fail in such a manner. We conceded a late goal after attempting to earn a tie, Fernandes told Sky Sports. “They are a strong combination, and they caused us a great deal of trouble. It was a strong game for both teams, but they ultimately won.

“I felt that the contest was fair. We wanted them to have some possession because we knew we could generate danger on the counterattacks.

“It is what it is; if it is an offside, we have no recours. I am dissatisfied with the outcome, but the performance and passion of the team were admirable. If we continue in this manner, we will see results.

It is 11 versus 11, home or away makes no difference. We had a really good game, it wasn’t perfect as we didn’t get the win but the spirit was correct, the mentality, the desire, everyone doing the job the manager asked for.

“Sometimes the minutiae make the difference. Losing is never ideal, but I believe we can draw many positives from this game.”

Ten Hag was irate.
Three decisions that went against United at the Emirates infuriated Ten Hag after the game.

Rasmus Hojlund was brought down inside the penalty area as United searched for the game-winning goal. But neither referee Anthony Taylor nor VAR were intrigued.

In the meantime, technology did intervene when the Red Devils believed Alejandro Garnacho had secured all three points. However, VAR determined that Garnacho was offside during the buildup, so the score remained tied.

The third decision with which Ten Hag was unhappy occurred just before Rice gave Arsenal the lead in the 96th minute, after Jonny Evans appeared to have been fouled by Gabriel.

Ten Hag began his interview with Sky Sports by focusing on the offside incident: “It’s not offside. It’s the incorrect angle.”

Garnacho was deemed to have been offside.

When pressed on his comments and the notion that offside is a black-and-white issue, Ten Hag responded, “It is, so we must embrace it. However, I see the angle. I do not consider it offside.”

Ten Hag advanced on to the remaining two decisions. “This is a punishment for Hojlund,” exclaimed Ten Hag. “Finally, we concede a goal due to an infraction committed by Jonny Evans. It’s so apparent and transparent.”

Keane’s conclusion
Roy Keane acknowledged that United’s loss was “difficult” to accept after coming so close to winning the match, let alone earning a single point.

Keane stated to Sky Sports, “Yes, it’s difficult, but that’s professional football.” Both teams and managers deserve credit because they both attempted to win the contest.

“It’s unfortunate for Manchester United, but they’ve scored late goals in previous seasons, so maybe Arsenal deserved it.”

When questioned about United as a whole, Keane added, “I think the manager will be pleased with the performance, but if you look at the bigger picture, the club still has enormous problems.”

“You look at the defence at the end of the game, I know there are injuries but you have (Harry) Maguire, they are attempting to move him on, and Jonny Evans, I like Jonny, Jonny is a good lad, but he left Manchester United seven or eight years ago because he was not good enough, he’s coming on today.

“Their injuries have strained them to their limits. You look at today’s new striker, (Anthony) Martial, and the manager praised him, but I don’t believe he had a shot and didn’t do much. There was determination and grit on display, but in terms of the larger picture and their ability to compete with Manchester City, I believe they are far behind.”

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Man Utd news: Bruno Fernandes gives Arsenal ruling as Erik ten Hag stenches at three findings