A defeat 25 games later
7 May 2017
United was defeated by Arsenal at the Emirates (2-0) and couldn't maintain the streak of games without losing in the Premier. Juan Mata returned to the starting eleven and was in good shape. This Thursday against Celta, Man United will have to fight to qualify for the Europa League's final.
Several minutes (from the 54 to the 57) were deadly for Man United on the visit to the Emirates (2-0). ManU, with Juan Mata on the starting eleven, had bad luck on the 1-0, and without having time for a reaction they conceeded the second goal after a header from Welbeck.
United was in a spectacular streak as they had been 25 matches without losing in the Premier (club's record in the 'Premier era'), but couldn't overcome the two blows from Arsenal. Juan played 85 minutes after recovering from his injury. He was very active wanting to be important for the team again. On the first half he generated two chances (only Özil performed like him), and ended his participation with an 88% of passing accuracy.
This defeat compromises ManU options to finish the Premier league among the 4 first. Now, the best way to get to Champions League is conquering the Europe League. This Thursday at Old Trafford they can seal their passport to the Final of the competition. They will receive Celta with the advantage of the 0-1 from the first leg.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 7 de mayo de 2017