13 seconds after Arsenal had made it 2-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, Manchester United were level.
It was a goal in which a mistake from Sead Kolasinac played a significant part, and afterwards the Bosnian international was understandably upset. He received the immediate backing of boss Unai Emery when he spoke to the press following the 2-2 draw, and in the dressing room his teammates rallied around him too.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the 25 year old said, “It’s a good feeling coming into the dressing room like that.
“Especially after knowing you’ve made a mistake and that mistake has potentially cost us two points. It made me feel better.
“The manager told me in no uncertain terms not to get too down about it, and that did help me. Everyone in the team too, it wasn’t just the coaching staff.
“All the players came over and they consoled me and told me not to get too down about it, and it gives you belief and confidence.
“You notice then we’re a tight-knit team and I think it’s a positive.”
That relationship between the players was obvious during the North London derby win over Sp*rs last Sunday, when they fought for each other, and while obviously a mistake is a different thing, the reaction to it has clearly resonated with Kolasinac.
Let’s hope it is, as Emery said, a learning experience, and he can ensure that it doesn’t happen again.