If Arsenal fans craved something different more than anything else then they certainly got that at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

It has been a long time since Arsenal left Manchester feeling disappointed that they only collected a point. All too often they returned home with nothing other than a new humiliation to process.

But that wasn’t the case on Wednesday night.

Here are a few other things that stood out during and after the game…

1Jose Mourinho is just Tony Pulis with money

Tony Pulis, Former Orc-in-Chief

It had long been suspected that Jose Mourinho was just Tony Pulis with money.

Give the former Orc-in-Chief the same talent that Mourinho has had at his disposal over the years, especially recently, and you’d likely see the same results.

On Wednesday night Mourinho had two options.

He could pit his stars against the only team in Europe with a 20-game unbeaten streak and show us all that he has the ability to play the progressive football he tells us he’s capable of or he could revert to the darkest of arts of which he has been king for so long.

Unsurprisingly, he chose the latter.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United applauds the fans during the warm-up before the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

He benched his biggest names and set about playing the anti-football that is his stock-in-trade.

One might even argue that Tony Pulis would have got the win.