'For 65 minutes': Gary Neville thought Arsenal star was man of the match before changing his mind to Eriksen
Arsenal lost their unbeaten run to Manchester United yesterday in an entertaining encounter at Old Trafford.
The Gunners played their part in a fine display of Premier League football which United eventually ran out 3-1 winners in. Goals from Rashford (2) and Antony ensured a big win for United, with Bukayo Saka’s equaliser in the second half proving futile in the end for Arsenal.
However, there was a lot to like about the Gunners’ performance. Namely the performance of Gabriel Jesus, who was once again brilliant for Arsenal in leading the line. And speaking on Sky Sports at the time during commentary, Gary Neville said he would have given Jesus the MOTM award, had the game ended with 25 minutes to go.
“For about 65 minutes that man there, Gabriel Jesus, has been the best player on the pitch, he’s been outstanding. But I just think since then, Eriksen, he’s been the one. So yeah, I’d just give it to him,” Neville commented.
Jesus failed to really create any clear chances for himself but he was a constant thorn in United’s side. The forward was key to every good bit of football from the Gunners, and on another day will enjoy success in front of goal.
TBR’s View: Jesus Continues To Shine For Arsenal
The signing of Gabriel Jesus has completely transformed Arsenal already and he will be absolutely key for them in finishing in the top four or winning a trophy.
The Brazilian striker looks right at home as the main man up top and over the course of the season the goals should flow for the former City man.
He was superb yesterday and while Neville did give the MOTM award to Christian Eriksen, his comments on Jesus shouldn’t go unnoticed.
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