Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal Premier League Highlights: Antony scores on debut, Rashford scores a brace

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Read the pre-match build up and the updates of the Premier League match, MUN vs ARS, being played at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England.

  • ⦿ 12’ Gabriel Martinelli’s goal ruled out by VAR due to a foul during build-up, by Martin Odegaard
  • ⦿ 35’ Antony scores on his Manchester United debut off a Marcus Rashford assist
  • ⦿ 60’ Bukayo Saka equalises for Arsenal following a pass from Odegaard
  • ⦿ 66’ Rashford scores from a Bruno Fernandes through ball to put United ahead
  • ⦿ 75’ Rashford scores his second and secures the win for Erik Ten Hag’s side
Manchester United’s English striker Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 4, 2022.

Manchester United’s English striker Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 4, 2022. | Photo Credit: AFP

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Read the pre-match build up and the updates of the Premier League match, MUN vs ARS, being played at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England.

Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Arsenal, being played at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England.

This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the pre-match build up and minute-by-minute updates of this high-voltage clash. Thanks for tuning in and take very good care of yourselves.

Interesting facts after Manchester United’s win over Arsenal
Manchester United has won back-to-back home games against Arsenal for the first time since 2013.
Arsenal has now lost more Premier League games against Man Utd (26) than any other team in the competition’s history.
Arsenal has failed to win any of its last seven Premier League matches against Manchester United when starting the day top of the table (D2 L5).
Manchester United has won its last four Premier League matches, after having lost its first two this season. It is only the third side in Premier League history to win four in a row after losing its opening two in a season, after Tottenham in 2011-12 and Arsenal in 2018-19.
Man Utd’s last six Premier League wins against Arsenal at Old Trafford have all come under different managers: Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, José Mourinho, Michael Carrick, Erik ten Hag

Match Report: Manchester United vs Arsenal: Rashford’s brace and Antony’s debut goal helps Man United beat Gunners 3-1

It’s been a long time I haven’t score against Arsenal and this time I was looking to do something.

—  Marcus Rashford on scoring in this match and about his debut goal against Arsenal in 2016

Togetherness has been the key in the last few games and that is something we will want to keep in the future as well. We hope we can score many more goals.

—  Bruno Fernandes after the win against Arsenal

Very disappointed to lose the game after what happened after 95 minutes. I think we had a period in the first 30 minutes, we struggled to have control. We lost the ball in really difficult places.

—  Mikel Arteta, Manager, Arsenal

Full Time! Manchester United wins four games in a row, MUN 3-1 ARS
An opening goal from debutant Antony and a brace by Marcus Rashford sees Manchester United win the match comfortably, handing the table topper its first loss of the league.
90’

Martinelli makes a run into the United box, but McTominay makes sure the Brazilian stays away from danger with a key clearance and United get back up on the pitch for an attack.

87’

Malacia tries to hold the ball at the back and Saka comes rushing in to get it back and fouls the defender and gets into the book for the late challenge.

85’

Manchester United looks corralled at the back as Arsenal looks to find solutions for a comeback. If it remains as it is now, Arsenal will suffer its first loss of the league this season.

83’

Chance! Man United attacks on the counter and Fred delivers the ball along the left for Ronaldo, but Ramsdale gets to the ball first to clear the ball out of danger.

75’ Attack one after the other and United strikes again! MUN 3-1
Manchester United attacks on the counter and this time Eriksen gets the ball into the box and unselfishly passes it to his left to see Rashford score his second of the day.
66’ GOAL! Manchester United is back in front as Rashford scores
Manchester United attacks on the counter and a great through ball by Bruno Fernandes is finished in style by Marcus Rashford to give United the lead. MUN 2-1 ARS
64’

Chance! Martinelli makes a great run into the United box and his shot, deflected out gives Arsenal a corner - its first in the second half.

60’ Arsenal is back in the match with a great goal! MUN 1-1 ARS
Odegaard starts the attack, and passes for Jesus. United stops the Brazillian, but Saka spots the ball and shoots on target to score the equaliser. MUN 1-1 ARS
57’

Foul! Tyrell Malacia tries to get hold of the ball and fouls Saka in the process to give Arsenal a free kick,

55’

Gabriel Jesus and Ben White get into the penalty box as Saka carries the ball into the penalty box, but his cross is just too high as the ball hits the outside of the woodwork.

52’

Chance! Arsenal goes for an attack and Saka gets the ball close to the goalkeeper and Saka shoots to his right. He misses the target and goes down as Arteta’s men appeal for a penalty. The referee is not interested.

49’

Arsenal is trying to build an attack with side passes close to the box, but United’s pressure forces the black shirts back and United goes in attack. The though ball for Antony, however, is overshot and the ball goes out for an Arsenal throw-in

Second half begins!
The players are out on the field and the game resumes. Interestingly, Manchester United has never lost a match in the Premier League in which it was leading at half time.
Half-Time! Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal
Antony’s goal keeps Manchester United ahead with a phenomenal strike and he becomes the first Brazilian to score for Manchester United on his debut.
44’

Arsenal tries to create an attack along the wings and a cross from the right wing is cleared by the red wall. Erik Ten Hag’s men are playing carefully to keep the Gunners at bay.

35’ Goal! Manchester United is ahead, MUN 1-0 ARS
Antony gets the ball along the right flank off a pass from Rashford, cuts to his left and beats Ramsdale to score the first goal for United and a remarkable opening on his debut.
32’

Another save! Arsenal is attacking in numbers now and Kolonga passes to Martinelli who heads the ball on target, but De Gea makes an excellent save with his right hand.

29’

Save!Sancho presses high and Ramsdale finally shoots the ball up the field and Arsenal goes on attack. Martinelli gets the ball along the left and cuts to his right to shoot on target. De Gea makes a good save!

27’

Bruno Fernandes picks up a mild injury after Lokonga fouls Bruno with a challenge from behind. No cards involved, but the United player is being attended by the medical team,

22’

Antony gets the ball along the left flank and he tries a curler with his left foot. But the ball flies just off target and the Brazilian raises his hands to apologise to Bruno and Rashford, who were waiting.

20’

Arsenal has lost more Premier League away games against Manchester United than it has against any other opponent (17. If it remains like this, it would be the 19th draw between the two sides.

12’ Martinelli’s goal ruled out by VAR
Martinelli makes a run with the ball along the left flank on the other end and beats David De Gea to score the opening goal. However, in the build-up, Odegaard looks to have fouled Eriksen and after a VAR check the referee rules the goal out.
11’

Save! Sancho makes a run along the left flank and shoots to force Ramsdale into action

8’

Chance! Antony gets a great ball off to Dalot and the Portuguese delivers a cross for Eriksen who shoots on the volley. But the shot is just off target.

6’

Manchester United chooses start building from the back and Malacia passes to Lisandro and McTominauy steals the ball off Jesus. However, the referee stops play for a potential head injury and the former Man City striker is being attended by the medical team.

3’

The free kick is delivered in by Zinchenko, but the ball is headed out of danger by Bruno Fernandes as Manchester United start pressing high again.

2’

Free Kick! Lisandro Martinez thwarts a forward run of Gabriel Jesus with a strong challenge, and Arsenal gets a free kick

Kick Off!
The Premier League match clash between Arsenal and Manchester United is underway at Old Trafford. United starts in its signature home kit (Red), while Arsenal starts in its away kit (Black)

The only thing is to get transition moments and be good on the ball and be composed under the ball

—  Erik Ten Hag on Manchester United’s approach before the match against Arsenal

Did you know?
Arsenal has lost more Premier League away games against Manchester United than it has against any other opponent (17), while only at Anfield (69) has it conceded more away goals than at Old Trafford (49).
Starting Lineups are out!
Man United (4-3-3) – David de Gea (GK) – Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia – McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen – Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Antony
Arsenal (4-2-3-1) – Aaron Ramsdale (GK) – Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel, Oleksandr Zinckenko – Albert Lokonga, Granit Xhaka – Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli – Gabriel Jesus
Did you know?
United has lost its last three Premier League games on a Sunday – its longest losing streak on this day in the league since a run of five between December 1989 and November 1990.
Each of Arsenal’s last nine Premier League goals have been left-footed strikes, the joint-longest run by a team in the competition’s history (Leeds between August and November 2021).

Manchester United will look to record four successive wins in the Premier League for the first time since April 2021 when it faces table topper Arsenal at the Old Trafford on Sunday.

Erik Ten Hag’s men have made a comeback since its horrific beginning with two opening losses against former Championship sides Brentford and Bright & Hove Albion.

The first win since the loss, came against Liverpool at Old Trafford – the spot for another derby on Sunday.

Arsenal, on the other hand, is the only club with a 100 percent win rate in the Premier League and sits on top of the table with 15 points after five matches.

Gabriel Jesus – who left Manchester City after the arrival of Erling Haaland – has been in red-hot form and will be leading the attack against United.

He has been directly involved in six goals in his first five Premier League appearances for the Gunners, a club record in the competition, overtaking Mesut Özil (five).

For the Red Devils, their recent signing Antony might just be the attacking solution for Erik Ten Hag along the wings.

Head-to-Head

Manchester United and Arsenal have faced each other 60 times and United has come out victorious 25 times, while the Gunners have won 17 times. The remaining 18 games have been draws.

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In the last five meeting between the sides, Arsenal has won thrice and drawn once, while United has won once.

  • ⦿ Arsenal 3-1 Man United
  • ⦿ Man United 3-2 Arsenal
  • ⦿ Arsenal 0-0 Man United
  • ⦿ Man United 0-1 Arsenal
  • ⦿ Arsenal 2-0 Man United

At Old Trafford in the last five derbies, Man United has won twice, drawn as many times and lost once, with it coming in November 2020.

Team Form

Man United comes into the match with three consecutive wins after failing to secure victories in any of the five game before them. Arsenal, on the other hand, is on a 10-match winning streak this season, starting with a 5-3 friendly win over FC Nurnberg.

Man United’s Last Five Games – WWWLL

  • ⦿ Leicester City 0-1 Man United
  • ⦿ Southampton 0-1 Man United
  • ⦿ Man United 2-1 Liverpool
  • ⦿ Brentford 4-0 Man United
  • ⦿ Man United 1-2 Brighton and Hove Albion

Arsenal’s Last Five Games – WWWWW

  • ⦿ Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa
  • ⦿ Arsenal 2-1 Fulham
  • ⦿ Bournemouth 0-3 Arsenal
  • ⦿ Arsenal 4-2 Leicester City
  • ⦿ Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

Manchester United vs Arsenal Predicted Lineups XI:

Man United (4-3-3) – David de Gea (GK) – Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia – Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen – Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Antony

Arsenal (4-2-3-1) – Aaron Ramsdale (GK) – Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney – Albert Lokonga, Granit Xhaka – Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Row – Gabriel Martinelli – Gabriel Jesus

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