Manchester United made it four successive victories on the bounce, as they put an end to Arsenal’s 100% record in the league this season, by beating the Gunners 3-1 at Old Trafford.
Both sides began the game well but it was the visitors who took the lead through Gabriel Martinelli, but the referee chalked off the Brazilian’s effort after VAR had ruled that Christian Eriksen was fouled in the build-up.
The Red Devils soon opened the scoring through new signing from AFC Ajax Amsterdam, Antony who was making his debut for the club and he found the back of the net after being teed up by Marcus Rashford.
Arsenal soon equalized in the second half through Bukayo Saka, but Marcus Rashford netted a double as Erik ten Hag’s side moved up to fifth on the Premier League standings while the Gunners occupy top spot despite the defeat.
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FULL-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal
75′ MIN: Man Utd counter with pace, and Christian Eriksen squares for Marcus Rashford to side-foot home for his second of the match.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal (M. Rashford)
66′ MIN: Bruno Fernandes bends a delightful pass behind the Arsenal defence and Marcus Rashford makes no mistake.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal (M. Rashford)
60′ MIN: The Gunners second half pressure pays off as Bukayo Saka pounces on a loose ball to slot home past David de Gea.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal (B. Saka)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal
HALF-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal
35′ MIN: Man Utd’s new arrival opens the scoring! Marcus Rashford rolls a pass to the right and Antony calmly places it into the far corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal (Antony)
KICK-OFF AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal
As for the Gunners, manager Mikel Arteta has named goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and defender Oleksandr Zinchenko in the starting line-up, after the duo overcame injury concerns. Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard are all in the XI.
Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag has handed new mega money signing Antony a place in the Starting XI, as the Brazilian gets set to make his debut. Anthony Elanga drops to the bench, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro – who are amongst the substitutes.