Marcus Rashford scored twice and summer time signing Antony contributed a aim on his debut as Manchester United claimed a powerful 3-1 win over in-form Arsenal at Previous Trafford.
Antony opened the scoring within the thirty fifth minute following his transfer from Ajax earlier than Bukayo Saka responded for Arsenal, however Rashford’s brace ensured Erik ten Hag’s aspect continued their early-season revival.
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Mikel Arteta’s group had received their opening 5 Premier League matches, however United halted Arsenal’s excellent begin to document their fourth successive victory after their preliminary struggles this season.
Arsenal appeared to have the right begin within the twelfth minute when Gabriel Martinelli raced via and slotted residence after being despatched via by Saka, however the aim was disallowed after a VAR test for Martin Odegaard’s foul on Christian Eriksen.
It was United who took the lead within the thirty fifth minute via Antony when Rashford laid off for the Brazil worldwide to fireside previous Aaron Ramsdale — turning into the twenty first United participant to attain on their Premier League debut.
Arsenal acquired themselves again on stage phrases within the sixtieth minute when Saka side-footed residence after Gabriel Jesus was hustled off the ball by Diogo Dalot.
United hit again six minutes later via Rashford, with the striker’s shot taking a deflection off Ben White following a defence-splitting go from Bruno Fernandes.
Rashford had his second within the seventy fifth minute when Eriksen squared for the England worldwide to attain from point-blank vary, with the hassle confirmed as being onside.
United look to have discovered their perception once more after beginning the marketing campaign with dreadful defeats towards Brighton and Brentford, with Ten Hag’s strategy now bringing outcomes.
Antony was handed a spot on the appropriate flank with Rashford central and Jadon Sancho on the left, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo began on the bench alongside Brazilian Casemiro.
“The spirit from this group, they’ll take care of setbacks so we did, it’s actually nice and exhibits your mentality. We now have actually improved on that,” Ten Hag stated after the match. “We’re completely happy and happy with the win, additionally the efficiency towards a extremely good group. They performed very well.”
Gunners boss Arteta was involved his aspect had not made probably the most of a great efficiency.
“I’m very disenchanted that we’ve not received the sport,” Arteta stated. “The sport was there for the taking. We’ve not received it as a result of we lacked some self-discipline in some moments and we weren’t ruthless sufficient in entrance of aim.
“I informed the gamers at half-time that the sport is there for the taking and if we play with extra braveness we win the sport. It was 1-1 after which it ought to have been 2-1 [for us]. It’s a huge lesson if you wish to win right here you must do every thing so proper.”
Arsenal remained prime of the desk on 15 factors because of their opening 5 wins, whereas United climbed to fifth within the standings, three factors behind the Gunners.