Manchester United vs Arsenal
The Gunners off the back of an impressive run of games were the bookies’ favourites. However, these teams produced incredible moments of football this weekend. Just like one would expect given the moments produced when these teams have locked horns historically.
United’s new superstar signing Antony opened the scoring in the 35th minute. The equaliser was found by Saka in the 60th minute.
It was Rashford’s brace which was separated by nine minutes that took the game away from the Londoners. Following the 3-1 win, United go to 5th in the league. The Arsenal meanwhile, manage to stay on top of the table.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Match report
Full time score: Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal
Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez (Maguire 80), Malacia; McTominay, Eriksen; Antony (Ronaldo 58), Fernandes, Sancho (Fred 67); Rashford (Casemiro 80).
Subs not used: Heaton, Dubravka, Lindelof, Shaw, Elanga.
Goals: Antony 35; Rashford 66, 75.
Bookings: McTominay 71; Maguire 81.
Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko (Nketiah 73); Sambi (Vieira 73), Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard (Smith Rowe 73), Martinelli; Jesus.
Subs not used: Turner, Tomiyasu, Cedric, Holding, Tierney, Marquinhos.
Goals: Saka 60.
Bookings: Saliba 24; Saka 87.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag: “I thought our start was really good – the best 10 minutes where we were really dominant in the opponent’s half.
“The cancelled goal broke our composure a little bit. It’s not necessary – you have to keep going and play your game. When we learn that we will be an even better team.
“Arsenal played well but we defended well. I never had the feeling they would break us with their possession and a lot of movement and creativity.”
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta: “We’re really disappointed to lose the game, especially with what happened in the 95 minutes. We had big periods where we were totally dominant in total control and taking chances. But we didn’t close the game, and when they have open spaces in any moment, they’re going to hurt you.
“In the first 18 minutes, we struggled and then it was all us. After 1-1, it was all us. We lose a ball in a really difficult place from a throw-in when we don’t have to play that kind of pass and in one pass they are through.”