To visit the Emirates Stadium on such a high and then lose was disappointing.
But perhaps it was always something that was going to happen after that wonderful night, in Paris, last Wednesday night.
Besides, the unbeaten run, under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, in domestic football had to end sometime but in a fixture that was so crucial to our hopes of finishing in the top four was cruel.
But, if we are to look for scapegoats then some people might point to the poor first goal Manchester United scored, a goal which seemed to invoke an error from David de Gea.
However, that’s not a point of view that Solksjaer shares.
The Norwegian, in his post-match interview and as reported by the news source, the Evening Standard, also dismisses any suggestion that de Gea’s ongoing contract stalemate may have played a part with Solksjaer quoted as having remarked:
“David is too professional to let his mind wander. The best players, they know how to focus.
“I don’t class it as a mistake. I’m stood right behind the ball. We don’t put pressure on Xhaka.
“He must be Brazilian because the way he struck the ball and it swerves and moves in the air – it goes towards David’s left and then changes direction completely. That’s just one of those things.”
But, is that a viewpoint you share or do you believe de Gea could have done better with a shot that he saw coming all the way?
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