I heard what Man United fans sang at Old Trafford and it sent clear message to owners

A dejected Christian Eriksen of Manchester United at ful time
Manchester United lost again after title challengers Arsenal won 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday -Credit:Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Manchester United suffered a club record-extending 14th Premier League defeat of the season on Sunday.

A 1-0 defeat against Arsenal at Old Trafford leaves Erik ten Hag's side in eighth, with their hopes of qualifying for Europe looking increasingly unlikely through the league. United could still secure a place in next season's Europa League if they beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final on May 25.

But victory over Pep Guardiola's team at Wembley Stadium would be a huge shock and amid pressure on Ten Hag, there is a general feeling of drift at OId Trafford. United are next in action against Newcastle on Wednesday where defeat would all but seal their lowest-ever finish in the Premier League.

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Below is a look at some of the key points from Sunday's defeat against the Gunners...

Fan message sent

The Old Trafford faithful were singling for at least 10 minutes straight during the second period, despite seeing their struggling side huff and puff against superior opposition. It is a testament to the United fanbase that the support is still strong during a difficult season.

However, it may also be a clear sign of the apathy supporters have towards their team's results and that should be a clear sign to the owners that huge change is needed. United versus Arsenal should be one of the most important fixtures of any season but for on Sunday, it felt like a meaningless end-of-season game.

Hojlund's struggles

The Danish striker has had a mixed campaign at Old Trafford due to injuries and a lack of goalscoring output. But no one can fault his effort and the 21-year-old has often been the victim of a lack of service.

Nevertheless, Hojlund struggled to make any impact against the Gunners with several good opportunities missed through a lack of composure. It has been a difficult period for the Dane since his return from injury with just one goal since February.

No title favour

Some fans suggested that United would want to do their opponents on Sunday a favour to damage their local rival's title bid. Manchester City would have won a record fourth consecutive league title with victory over Tottenham on Tuesday if United had avoided defeat against Arsenal.

But despite their league season being all but over with European qualification looking increasingly difficult, there was no lack of will or desire on United's part to get a result against the Gunners. The damning reality was that Ten Hag's team are simply not good enough to take points off the north London club at the moment.