Marcus Rashford, Lisandro Martinez and Luke Shaw react to Manchester United defeat to Arsenal
Manchester United goalscorers Lisandro Martinez and Marcus Rashford have sent out a resilient message after the 3-2 defeat to Arsenal. On the other hand, Luke Shaw believed the Red Devils “deserved” to lose after the second-half performances.
Speaking to the media via Manchester Evening News, the left-back was devastated by the loss and was disappointed with the Old Trafford side’s display after the break.
“I think in the second half, maybe we deserved that. We were passive and we let them control the game completely and to concede right in the end is obviously gutting.”
United opened the scoring in the game through a wonder strike from Rashford. The England international has shouldered most of the Red Devils’ attacking output in the current campaign. However, Eddie Nketiah soon equalised.
Taking to Twitter after the defeat, the Old Trafford side’s academy graduate was not pleased with the result. However, he is optimistic about the club’s future going forward.
United and Arsenal went into the break level. However, Bukayo Saka found the back of the net to give the Gunners the lead. However, Martinez was on hand at the hour mark to bring the Red Devils back into the match.
Unfortunately, Nketiah scored in the 90th minute to snatch the three points for the Premier League table toppers. Speaking to MUTV (h/t Manchester Evening News) after the match, the Argentine centre-back was unhappy about not securing the game earlier and conceding late.
“The last minute you lose the game, you have to be focused. We have to score and kill the game. We can’t do anything now, we have to keep going.”
The Old Trafford side took on Mikel Arteta’s team at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (22 January). Erik ten Hag’s team were hoping to reduce the points gap at the top of the table with a win over the North London side.
United are the only team who have beaten Arsenal this season in the Premier League. In the previous fixture, we won 3-1 over the Gunners at home.
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However, the Red Devils were too open this time around and were punished. But the setback against the North London side does not spell the end of any hopes for us. We still have a lot to play for in the current campaign, being alive in all four competitions.