The Gunners put on an outstanding team performance but Mesut Özil in particular had a lot to prove.
The World Cup winner had been ripped to shreds by sections of the press the following week following the UEFA Champions League 3-2 loss at the Emirates against Greek giants Olympiakos.
Former United midfielder Johnny Giles claimed that Arsene Wenger should drop Özil from the team and Harry Redknapp described him as being ‘pathetic’.
Özil responded to his critics by settling up Alexis Sanchez with the opening goal on 6 minutes and then scoring himself just a minute later.
The 26-year-old increased his tally to one goal and three assists for his club this season and has created the highest number of chances in the league (31).
We took a look at social media to gauge the reaction of Arsenal fans to Özil’s performance.
The Özil haters were understandably the target of quite a few tweeters.
Then there were those who slated Manchester United’s defending and celebrated Özil’s performance.