Manchester United missed their chance to climb into third place today, as the Red Devils gave a very dull farewell to Old Trafford and the fans for the season 2014-2015 last game on home turf. United however had done the tough job in the first half itself, as Herrera found the net on the 29th minute following Young’s great cross, but United failed to create more opportunities to score despite having much of the possession, and ultimately paid the price in the second half.
Arsene Wenger must have shaken things up in the dressing room, as Arsenal came back looking more intent on going forward, while United fell asleep and despite RvP coming on for Falcao, who seemed to have bid farewell to the Red Devils, United could not muster any threatening attack on Ospina’s goal, and even lost De Gea due to an injury, which allowed Valdes to make his debut, and surprisingly, Rojo as well made way for Blackett. However the two new subs did not enjoy any luck, as Blackett deflected Walcott’s cross over the helpless Valdes minutes later, and Arsenal went home with 1 point in the bag in the end, while United remain 4th and are now more likely to play the CL play-offs, as Arsenal still have a game in hand, which in case of victory will put them further in-front of the Red Devils, while the previously serious contender, Liverpool, is now 7 points behind United with 1 game left, having said goodbye to their symbolic captain, Steven Gerrard, with a defeat to Crystal Palace yesterday.
De Gea for his part seemed also to have played his last game with the Red Devils, as reports coming from Spain suggest that he has already agreed personal terms with Real Madrid, and the injury could make his exit more quicker than expected, while LVG has started to build a list of potential suitors to replace him, despite having Valdes in the team already. The transfer saga at United will be a passionate one to follow once the season ends.