For those fatalists who believe fortune evens out over the season, a sign. Last Wednesday, Manchester United win in Paris thanks to a dubious penalty; yesterday they lose to Arsenal, aided by an equally controversial call.
Who knows how the match would have panned out, had Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang not been able to score Arsenal’s second from the spot?
Manchester United were pressing for an equaliser, Bernd Leno had made two very good saves from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford and, do not forget, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United have developed a healthy habit of winning, or at least saving, games late.
Then Fred went up against Alexandre Lacazette and referee Jon Moss saw something. Quite what, it is hard to say.
Fred looked as if he was trying to keep pace with his man, not foul him.
A push? It didn’t look much like one. They touched thighs, certainly. Does that constitute a foul?
Lacazette certainly fell like one had been committed.
It is the first domestic defeat of Solskjaer’s time as Manchester United manager — but a big one.
Arsenal had also taken the lead via the unlikeliest of sources — an error of judgment from goalkeeper David De Gea after Granit Xhaka tried his luck from 25 yards. — Mailonline.