With Manchester United’s inconsistent form so far this season, many thought that Tottenham energized by new manager José Mourinho and city rivals Manchester City will have a walk over the Red Devils.
However it wasn’t to be; in a shocking twist of events, Manchester United not only defeated Tottenham during the mid-week match at Old Trafford but also went ahead to beat their city rivals and current England champions on their home turf.
United welcomed their former coach José Mourinho with his Spurs team on December 4 to Old Trafford.
Prior to that match, Spurs had won all their games under Mourinho but all that changed as Manchester United put up a powerful performance to get a win over Spurs.
A resurgent Dele Alli scored but Rashford’s double was enough to hand United a deserved win!
Riding high on that confidence, United travelled across the city for the Manchester derby at the Etihad stadium with a City side that have struggled to find their balance this season.
What many football fans thought would go one sided in Pep Guardiola’s favour turned out to be a United show.
The whole Manchester United team showed immense composure especially in the midfield as the partnership of Fred and Scott Mctominay looked a joy to watch.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was excellent at the back causing Raheem Sterling all sorts of discomfort with Lindelof making some match winning blocks too.
An in form Marcus Rashford opened the scoring with a penalty at the twenty-third minute with Anthony Martial doubling the lead for the visitors about five minutes later.
Manchester City and Pep seemed clueless and out of spark as they lacked their signature midfield creativity.
Their defence woes were all the more highlighted as they looked exposed yet again at the back and United made sure to take full advantage of it.
Manchester United fanbase are still divided as to whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the man to take on their much needed rebuild but regardless of where any of them stand, at least they can all agree that defeating José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola in a space of four days was indeed something special especially without Paul Pogba who has been out injured.
Manchester United are currently in fifth place on the premier league table.
Meanwhile Arsenal finally secured their first premier league win in eight games against West Ham.
Freddie Ljungberg also had his first win with the team after taking over the first team as interim coach on November 29.
He has only picked up a point from his previous two matches in charge; a draw at Carrow Road and a shocking home defeat to Brighton in mid-week.
After a lacklustre first half performance and being a goal down, the Gunners found some rythm as Gabriel Martinelli scored his first premier league goal in his first PL start for Arsenal to equalise at the sixtieth minute.
Nicolas Pepe and Aubameyang both scored in the space of nine minutes to complete the comeback.
Hector Bellerin and Tierney were both taken out of the line up before the match due to injuries.
This win is coming in handy for Arsenal as they face Manchester City next at the Emirate.
Although City haven’t been consistent, they are still the team to beat!
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