British journalist Piers Morgan mocked Butt Verhost after the Arsenal loss.
Manchester United lost 2-3 to Arsenal in the 21st round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 23rd. Manchester United, who failed to obtain points, was in 4th place in the league (39 points).
On this day, Manchester United broke a pleasant start by scoring the opening goal. In the 17th minute of the first half, Marcus Rashford shook the net with a sharp mid-range shot from the front of the penalty box. But the lead didn’t last long. Eddie Nketia equalized in the 24th minute of the first half. And in the 8th minute of the second half, Bukayo Saka even allowed a come-from-behind goal. 스포츠토토
Man United didn’t give up either. Six minutes later, Lisandro Martinez’s goal put the balance back on track. In a tense game, it wasn’t Manchester United that had the last laugh. In the 45th minute of the second half, Arsenal striker Nketia scored a dramatic goal to end the game. Despite the opening goal, Manchester United unfortunately experienced a come-from-behind defeat.
With this, Manchester United missed the opportunity to close the gap with league leaders Arsenal. Even though they played one more game than Arsenal, they are 11 points behind. In particular, it is regrettable that there has been no recent two consecutive victories. After beating Manchester City 4-2, they drew 1-1 against Crystal Palace. And we lost to Arsenal.
Still, the atmosphere itself isn’t bad. Manchester United suffered two losses in a row at the start of the league, but since mid-October, they have been undefeated in 10 games, including nine consecutive victories in official matches. Coincidentally, the match against Aston Villa, where they suffered their last defeat before the start of their undefeated march, was Cristiano Ronaldo’s farewell match.
In the midst of this, Morgan, a famous British broadcaster, made a shocking remark when Manchester United lost to Arsenal. “Congratulations, United. It was a game that really showed what happens when you appoint an arrogant manager. Eric Ten Hag didn’t respect Ronaldo and made him leave,” said Morgan.
This was followed by a personal insult at Manchester United freshman Verhost. “Man Utd brought in a completely unheard of player with a name that sounds like an Austrian sausage to replace Ronaldo after he left,” he said, referring to Verhost.
In an interview with Morgan in November of last year, Ronaldo made remarks that seemed to ‘shoot’ the Manchester United club and manager Ten Hag, and then left under mutual agreement.