United loses leadership at the Emirates

ManU lost 3-0 to Arsenal leaving the first position to City. Juan Mata was a starter but this time he couldn’t be decisive.

Manchester United couldn’t maintain the top of the league position on their visit to The Emirates after losing 3-0. Juan Mata ended up badly a week that was being perfect. At Arsenal’s pitch, the Spaniard was a starter and played 82 minutes, although he couldn’t enjoy the protagonism of other ocassions. The score doesn’t bring many consequences on the table. Man U is very near top of the league, but now their neighbours are holding it.

United was surprised by Arsenal since the very beginning. On the 7th minute they were already losing 2-0 (Alexis Sánchez and Özil). On the 20th, the score showed an astonishing 3-0 that ended up being decisive. The Red Devils had many problems to reach Arsenal’s box. With this situation, Juan and the rest of attackers were minimised. Despite adversity, number 8 didn’t hide. He ended the match with two shots and 94% of passing accuracy. He was substituted by the young James Wilson when only ten minutes were left.

After this game-week’s games, United is third in a draw with Arsenal with 16 points. Ahead with 18 is Manchester City as leaders. Now the national teams have to play. On friday, in Logroño, Juan Mata will wear the Spanish shirt again to confront Luxembourg to close their pass to France’s Eurocup.

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