Manchester United vs Arsenal – Soccer Match Report – September 4, 2022 – ESPN

Manchester United vs Arsenal - Soccer Match Report - September 4, 2022 - ESPN

Marcus Rashford won twice and summer signing Anthony contributed a goal on his debut as Manchester United claimed an impressive 3-1 win over in-form Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Antony opened the scoring in the 35th minute following his move from Ajax up front Bukayo Saka responded for Arsenal, but Rashford’s brace ensured Erik ten Hag’s side continued their early-season revival.

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Mikel Arteta’s side have won their opening five Premier League matches but United halted Arsenal’s perfect start to record their fourth straight win after their early struggles this season.

Arsenal looked to have the perfect start in the 12th minute when Gabriel Martinelli ran through and slotted home after being sent through by Saka, but the goal was disallowed after a VAR check for Martin Odegaard’s foul on Christian Eriksen.

It was United who took the lead in the 35th minute through Antony when Rashford laid off for the Brazil international to fire wide. Aaron Ramsdale — becoming the 21st United player to score on his Premier League debut.

Arsenal got themselves back on level terms in the 60th minute when Saka side-footed home later gabriel jesus was kicked off the ball Diogo Dalot.

United hit back six minutes later through Rashford, with the striker’s shot taking a deflection Ben White following a defense-splitting pass out Bruno Fernandes.

Rashford had his second in the 75th minute when Eriksen squared for the England international to score from point-blank range, with the effort confirmed as onside.

United look to be finding their faith again after starting the campaign with horrendous defeats to Brighton and Brentford, with Ten Hag’s approach bringing results.

Antony was given a place on the right wing with Rashford central and Jadon Sancho on the left, while Cristiano Ronaldo started on the bench alongside Brazilian Casemiro.

“The spirit of this team, they can handle setbacks, so we did, it’s really great and shows your mind. We’ve really improved on that,” said Ten Hag after the match. “We are happy and satisfied with the win, also the performance against a really good team. They played really well.”

Arsenal remained top of the table on 15 points thanks to their opening five wins, while United climbed to fifth in the standings, three points behind the Gunners.

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