Manchester United reminded their fans that they aren’t done with their season just yet with a much improved performance against bitter rivals Arsenal.
Although United have been struggling to get points on the board this season, they have been increasingly living up to their reputation as comeback kings and once again came back from behind to get themselves back in the game on Thursday.
Despite starting the game as the better of the two sides, Jose’s men found themselves a goal down after De Gea mishandled a diving header from Mustafi in the first half but got themselves right back in the game a few moments later through in-form Anthony Martial.
The same pattern repeated after the break as well as Lacazette’s deflected shot went in during an Arsenal counter but once again United responded immediately through Jesse Lingard.
The game saw several non regulars start with the likes of Dalot, Rojo and Bailly all given a run in the team after a long period of absence as Jose tried to ramp up the intensity from his team.
The Old Trafford crowd seemed to love the effort from their players and the noise levels inside the stadium were increasing continuously as the match went on.
Even after struggling with his frequent run-ins with injuries, Eric Bailly seems to have not lost his edge and during one instance was absolutely toe-to-toe with Arsenal’s speed demon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international has a reputation of being one of the fastest players in the world but Bailly seemed least interested, tracking back and stopping the attacker in his tracks to prevent an Arsenal counter.
The Ivory Coast international didn’t stop there and went on to try to pump up the an already excited home crowd even more by gesturing towards them to make some more noise after wining the intense duel.
Certainly knows how to work a crowd! Check out Bailly’s reaction after stopping Aubameyang here :