Manchester United recognised that not every game is played in Leverkusen, Germany and that not every opponent is going to be turned over so easily, not even one beaten by their rivals 6-0 a week earlier.
Coming off a huge 5-0 away win in the Champions League, Manchester United were lucky to hold Tottenham Hotspur to a draw in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
German magazine kicker took an interest in the Red Devils, writing a piece headed “Rooney rescues United” and continued to analyse that the reigning Premier League champion couldn’t utilise their momentum from last game against Leverkusen.
In the end the Red Devils didn’t use their advantage, kicker wrote.
“In the remaining 33 minutes the game swung further back and forth, even though the really big opportunities failed to materialise. The 2-2 draw was therefore fair and didn’t really help the two mid-table placed teams.” Ouch.
In their match report about the Arsenal Cardiff game kicker magazine headed “Arsenal undeterred” and continued to hail the duo of Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil. Arsenal was “dominant” but should have added a second in the first half. “In the second halftime the dominance of the table leader initially continued.”
Rheinische Post thought it was “powerful display” by German international Mesut Ozil.
Ozil provided two assists for the Gunners, taking his tally to six in total - the highest number in the Premier League. So much for a dip in form.
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