The Red Devils lost 1-2 to the Gunners at Old Trafford on Monday evening…
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal claimed that Antonio Valencia was their best player against Arsenal on Monday night, despite his mistakes directly leading to both the goals they conceded.
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The Ecuadorian’s fluffed pass back to David De Gea was intercepted by Gunners forward Danny Welbeck, who went on to score. Not only this but the full-back put in a poor challenge in the build up to the North London side’s first goal as well.
However, his manager seems to have either missed these incidents or deemed them not important. He described the 29-year-old as the ‘best man’ on the night.
LVG: “We gave it away [for second goal] but man doing it [Valencia] was best man on my team. Also for him so disappointing.”
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) March 9, 2015
Check out his two mistakes here. The first comes when he attempts to challenge Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but fails to make contact, and the second is fairly obvious.