Manchester United 8 – 2 Arsenal – Where Are The Players Who Were Involved In This Epic Match Now?

One of the most humiliating scorelines in the history of English football was when Manchester United defeated Arsenal on the 28th of August 2011. The Gunners would want to forget this dreadful day whereas the United fans will remember it their whole life. However, almost five years have passed and since then many things have changed. Let us take a look at where those 22 players are now.

Manchester United

David De Gea – The goalkeeper has become a favorite player for the Red devils as he has been one of the best keepers in the premier league. He still plays for United in-spite of repetitive interest from Real Madrid.

Chris Smalling – The 26-year-old center back is now an established first team player for Man United.

Phil Jones – Jones has had a small amount of instability with Man United lately but he still remains with the club as a center back alternative.

Jonny Evans – The former Man United defender currently plays for West Brom and did not have a good spell with United for long. Ironically, though, Arsenal are currently showing interest in signing him.

Patrice Evra – After a long successful stint, the left back moved away from United and currently plays for Juventus FC and is often the first choice left back.

Nani – After the departure of Ronaldo, Nani was the key winger for United but did not have the same impact as his fellow country mate did. At the moment, he plays for Spanish side Valencia.

Anderson – The Brazilian midfielder moved to Italian side Fiorentina in 2014 on a loan and in 2015 moved to his country to play for Internacional club.

Tom Cleverley – The 26-year-old English midfielder impressed many during his time at United but could not maintain his position with the club and now plays for Everton FC.

Ashley Young – The winger still plays for Man United and is 31 now. However, he is not the as threatening as he was five years ago and with the arrival of new players might not fancy his chances in the starting line-up.

Danny Welbeck – He is on the other end of the score line at the moment. But his performances improved after his arrival at Arsenal.

Wayne Rooney – The skipper is still a prominent figure in the United line-up and it will be interesting to see how he performs this time around.

 

Arsenal

Wojciech Szczesny – The Polish goalkeeper moved to AS Roma after a successful stint with the Gunners.

Carl Jenkinson – The right back is 24 now and still enjoys playing for the Gunners. He did have injury troubles on and off but when he is fit he is a valuable asset.

Johan Djourou – The defensive midfielder/defender moved to Hamburg in 2014 and continues to play in the Bundesliga.

Laurent Koscielny – The 30-year-old French defender is an important part of the Arsenal back four and has improved tremendously in the past five years.

Armand Traoré – The 26-year-old was a product of the Arsenal academy but after a decline in his performances, he moved to Queens park rangers in 2011.

Aaron Ramsey – The Welsh powerhouse is one of the key players for Arsenal at the moment and is at the heart of the midfield.

Francis Coquelin – This match was the debut for Coquelin and it was a debut he would want to forget. He continues to play for the Gunners in the defensive midfield.

Tomas Rosicky – The Czech midfielder spent almost a decade at Arsenal and was one of the best. He is currently a free agent.

Theo Walcott – The 27-year-old winger continues to play for the Gunners. He has had a mix of highs and lows at the club.

Robin van Persie – The Dutch striker who was the star for Arsenal moved to their rivals United and had a successful stint over there as well. Currently, he plays for Turkish side Fenerbahce.

Andrey Arshavin – The Russian winger had a decline in his form which forced a move away to Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2012 and currently plays for FC Kairat in the Kazakhstan premiere league.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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