Manchester United drew 2-2 with Premier League basement side Fulham at Old Trafford on Sunday in a game that saw the reigning champions pump 81 crosses into the Fulham box.
Fulham defender Dan Burn compared the Red Devils’ play to that of ‘Conference football’ after the draw saw Darren Bent equalise for the visitors in the 90th minute.
David Moyes described his side’s concession of a late goal as ‘diabolical’ but, as fans on Twitter have remarked, perhaps the manager could inspire a new games controller.
The champions travel to the Emirates on Wednesday to face Arsenal who will also be looking to bounce back and respond to their disastrous 5-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
Perhaps after watching the game against Fulham, the Gunners might consider training defending crosses ahead of the clash. Ashley Young's performance drew criticism from supporters of the club after not one of his 11 attempted crosses found a teammate in the game.
However, United may have some reason for optimism ahead of the clash with the Gunners as the North London side have been known to be vulnerable from set pieces in recent seasons and after their concession of the opening goal at Anfield in the first minute of the game last Saturday, there may be a method to the madness of Moyes' crossing spectacular.
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