MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: Nacho Monreal of Arsenal celebrates scores the opening goal during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on March 9, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Arsenal schools Manchester United defense, United answers right back to equalize

We had a rather exciting few minutes at Old Trafford in the FA Cup Quarterfinal. After about 25 minutes of 0-0 action, both teams opened up the scoring in very different ways.

Arsenal scored in a beautiful sequence that left Nacho Monreal wide open in the 26th minute. The amount of space that United gave Arsenal here is simply baffling. You just don’t give that much space unless you want to be scored on.

Then, just a couple minutes later, Manchester United equalized but this goal was perfect. Not that the Arsenal goal wasn’t perfect but it didn’t need to be in order for them to score. This goal however, that ball needed to be placed right there for Wayne Rooney to finish it off. The defending couldn’t be any better than that and we have a game on our hands.

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