Manchester United Lose Their Only Hope for Hardware

Published on 10-Mar-2015 by srijan213

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Manchester United Lose Their Only Hope for Hardware

FA Cup glory was the only real chance for both Arsenal and Manchester United to claim a title this season, and the Gunners made sure it was still a possibility.

For the first time since 2006, the Red Devils lost at home to Arsenal. The 1-2 result was a bitter pill for the Old Trafford faithful to swallow.

United manager Louis van Gaal is getting perilously close to David Moyes’ assortment of dubious records.

Arsenal took full advantage of United’s vulnerability in defense.

A gunning defender in the 25th minute lit the fixture’s fireworks:

If David de Gea couldn’t save it, then it must've been one hell of a shot.

As usual, United needed a goal to get back into the swing of things. They did it five minutes later:

Now, that's what a cross should look like from the Premiership’s most expensive player.

Marching towards Sir Bobby Charlton’s podium are we, Mr Rooney?

But it was an ex-Red Devil who came to axe them in the end: Danny Welbeck.

Dude always liked scampering around in the Theatre of Dreams.

That basically did it for the artistic part of the program. Next up: tryouts for the 2016 Olympic diving teams.

The first participant: Angel di Maria for Argentina:

Give the dive a 5.2 with a degree of difficulty 1.4 due to the immaculate turf. Then add on an extra 0.3 for pulling the referee’s shirt:

Actually, the Russian judge would've probably graded upward for that. Red is always a popular color in the Motherland.

The second participant: Adnan Januzaj, representing Belgium:

He's now been booked five times for diving and he has scored just 4 goals. The math isn’t right here. But neither is United. They need to bag the theatrics and return to artistry.