Where Arsenal dramatically failed against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Tuesday night, Manchester United succeeded in turning their fortunes around in Europe’s elite competition last night with a 2-1 victory over an impressive Wolfsburg outfit at Old Trafford.
Going 1-0 down on the night as well, United’s comeback through Chris Smalling and Juan Mata’s penalty was impressive, not only because they came from behind but because they then showed resilience to see off waves after waves of second-half attacks from the German side.
Louis van Gaal will be delighted with the three points that came after the opening night loss to PSV Eindhoven of course but the Dutchman has already admitted himself that the Red Devils are “suffering” having played six games in just 18 days.
United fans will be hoping the club’s “suffering” will be over come Sunday afternoon however as van Gaal’s side travel south to take on Arsenal in one of the Premier League’s most mouth-watering fixtures.
Top of the pile right now, the Gunners will be eager to avenge their demons from Tuesday evening but as we saw last season, van Gaal grabbed his first ever away win as boss of United at Emirates Stadium last season so he’ll have fond memories of that battling 1-2 performance that in many ways, was similar to last night’s triumph over Wolfsburg/
With United having surprised a few in being top of the Premier League after seven games, we’re taking this moment to devise a list of the five most improved United players this 2015/16 campaign.
Click on the image below to reveal the five most improved Manchester United players this 2015/16 season.