Manchester United’s first-team coach Phil Neville has said that he feels that the club are heading in the right direction after their 1-0 win over Arsenal. This was an eight match unbeaten in all competitions for United.
This good run of form comes after a tough start to life under David Moyes. United are open to the season with three defeats in eight matches, which meant that they were sitting in a lowly league position. They have since made up a lot of ground and are just five points behind Arsenal.
They are the current holders of the competition and this victory is a right step towards retaining the title according to Neville, who joined the club as a coach only in the summer.
Robin van Persie scored the only goal of the game in the 27th minute after powering a header from Wayne Rooney’s cross. This result coupled with the fact that title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City also lost their matches mean that United have received a massive boost. Neville has said that the players are starting to understand the training methods of Moyes and they are only going to improve in the forthcoming weeks. It might be worth betting on United in the future.
“These games against the top teams are always tight, cagey affairs but I thought we defended really well. We created the best chances in the game. These games are decided mainly by set pieces. It was a great ball by Wayne and a fantastic header by Robin to score the winning goal. We had chances in the second half to maybe score two or three more goals. It was a good victory and a small stepping stone towards where we want to be,” said the former Everton midfielder.
In previous years, United had the capability to go more than 10 matches unbeaten in the league.