Manchester United beat league leaders Arsenal 3-1 today, handing Gunners boss Mikel Arteta his first defeat of the season.
The Red Devils cruised to victory thanks to a debut goal from Antony and a brace from Marcus Rashford in the second half.
In another solid defensive display, Erik ten Hag’s men outclassed their bitter rivals, a result that now leaves the 20-time English champions in fifth place, just three points off the lead.
Speaking after his team’s heavy loss, Arteta blamed the referees.
On Gabriel Martinelli’s disallowed goal, Arteta said: “The referee said it was a very soft decision.”
“We only ask for consistency, today we disallowed the goal again, there is nothing that unfortunately we can do now.”
Mikel Arteta on Gabriel Martinelli’s disallowed goal: “The referee said it was a very soft decision, we only ask for consistency, today we disallowed the goal again, unfortunately we can’t do anything now”. [bbc]
— utdreport (@utdreport) September 4, 2022
Roy Keane apparently took issue with Arteta’s comments, calling the Arsenal boss a “loser”.
Keane also praised the United players for their heroic performance on the day.
About Arteta, the 51-year-old said: “What matters in football are the results.”
“Their [United’s win] another great statement.
“He’s [Arteta] Always blaming officials. Stop making excuses, you lost the game 3-1.”
“Take the applause [for the performance]but I prefer the three points”.
🗣 “He’s a sore loser”.
Roy Keane is upset that Mikel Arteta makes excuses instead of giving Man United applause pic.twitter.com/mYQFhW3bK2
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 4, 2022
The applause tonight will certainly belong to Ten Hag and his men.