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Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal: 5 Tactics Which Killed the Gunners
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Manchester United Delight at Old Trafford as Arsenal Get Annihilated

A Premier League player recently said top-flight football in England is like a chess game. At Old Trafford on Sunday, Manchester United proved they're the grandmasters after a historic 8-2 annihilation of Arsenal.

And like a chess grandmaster, Sir Alex Ferguson's strategy was spot on, with his obedient mercenaries carrying out his every command with callous perfection.

Hat-trick hero Wayne Rooney played like a king, as did Nani, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley, Chris Smalling and virtually all of the United team, who were seemingly trying their best to out-do rivals Manchester City, after they beat Tottenham Hotspur, 5-1, earlier in the day. 

In a game that will go down as one of the greatest in Premier League history, here's how Manchester United obliterated Arsenal, 8-2, and left the Gunners looking like complete amateurs.

 

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