Manchester United’s ripping apart of Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup today is the kind of clinical performance that has been lacking from the Reds over the past fortnight. With Ronaldo and Giggs not even featuring on the teamsheet, and Scholes, Tevez and Saha on the bench, United’s task seemed tougher than it turned out to be.
Wayne Rooney turned in an inspirational performance, heading home the first goal, and generally terrorising the Arsenal defence, while Ronaldo’s understudy, Nani stepped up to the plate with a stellar performance that saw his hand in all of United’s goals. Uncharacteristically, Arsenal went down without a fight – it is not everyday that Arsenal are beaten by four goals, with one still feeling they were lucky not to concede more.
P.S.: It is a tribute though to Arsenal that, even though the gulf between the two sides is evident, they lead United by 5 points at the top of the Premier League.
P.P.S.: Liverpool’s loss at home to Barnsley makes it for an excellent Saturday!
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