Marcus Rashford scored twice in the second half to humiliate Arsenal,
while Antony also scored a goal.
Made a couple of excellent saves to deny Martinelli twice in the first half. However,
the one goal Arsenal scored all night was mostly his responsibility. didn’t decide quickly enough,
which allowed Saka to shot into the goal.
As Manchester United defeated Arsenal 3-1,
ruining the Gunners’ undefeated start to the Premier League season,
Erik ten Hag brought in new acquisition Antony to play against Arsenal.
Marcus Rashford scored twice in the second half to humiliate Arsenal. The goals were scored by Antony and Rashford.
The Reds’ performance against Arsenal was assessed by UtdDistrict as follows:
Under Ten Hag,
Malacia has been growing successfully. was fairly competent in this game,
but he did hand the ball over to Saka inside the area,
giving the Gunners a chance.
Especially with linkup and long balls,
he did an excellent job assisting his defence. McTominay put forth a fantastic effort tonight and had the opportunity to dispel any sceptics about his selection for the starting XI.
Early in the game,
made a strong run to find Antony’s cross,
but was unable to score. was a little underwhelming for most of the game until he made a great move towards the Arsenal area to find Rashford, who scored United’s third goal.
Arsenal lost 3-1 on Sunday at Old Trafford as a result of their ineffectiveness in both goals and corners.
Early in the game,
the Gunners scored,
but VAR’s forensic review disallowed it. Anthony, a recent addition to Manchester United,
then gave them the lead against the odds.
Saka capitalised on a fumbled pass for Arsenal to tie the score early in the second half. The game was decided by a score of 3-1 after Manchester United,
who posed a threat on the break,
scored two quick goals on the break to pierce the heart of Arsenal.
Perhaps a new star striker has joined Manchester United? The £85 million Ajax transfer,
Antony, scored on his debut, and even Cristiano Ronaldo
stood to praise his fantastic celebration. But Marcus Rashford was ultimately the reason for this crucial victory.
The game was ultimately about Rashford as United earned their fourth straight Premier League victory. It was also about the deft combination play of Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen,
Arsenal’s wastefulness despite dominating for long stretches,
and the sense of injustice they felt over a VAR call with what would have been the crucial opening goal ruled out. They delivered a message similar to what they did against Liverpool.
Arsenal maintains its lead in the standings,
but this was a sobering shock as their run of five straight victories
to begin the season came to a halt in the biggest game they have yet to play. Although it was a concern for Mikel Arteta, they will hope it is only a slight setback
to motivate them further rather than a reality check.
interview with Mikel Arteta
During the game.
I’m very disappointed to have lost,
especially considering how the game progressed over the course of 95 minutes. We experienced several significant times of utter dominance and control. After each opportunity, we failed to end the game. They are going to hurt you at any time when they have a chance.
We had many chances, but we didn’t score enough goals, while they had three significant chances and scored three goals. We struggled and lost control of the game for the first 18 minutes, but after that, it was all us.
The most recent Premier League goal came from a Manchester United player against Gunners. Even while Antony’s effect made headlines,
it was an old enemy of Arsenal’s that handed them their first loss of the year.
Marcus Rashford’s Sunday finished with two goals and an assist against Gunners, for ever willing patsies to United just when they seemed to be a serious team, just like it did six and a half years ago.
As he did when he scored his first goals against Gunners as an 18-year-old, Rashford celebrated his winning goal by leaping for excitement at the Stretford End. Same result, different conclusion.
All of this occurred on a day when a portion of the audience appeared to be displeased with Rashford’s style on several occasions. At times,
Fernandes outpressed Rashford, and United appeared to be missing Anthony Martial’s pressuring cues, which their coaches had waxed lyrical about in preseason.
Strangely enough, Rashford also put up a proper striker’s display; his first goal, which Gabriel should not have been breathing down his neck for,
deflected in clumsily. Christian Eriksen, who is excellent, delivered the second on a platter.
Rashford’s goal, although it occurred after he was moved to the wing to make room for Cristiano Ronaldo, was still very much in the area of the centre forward. Although Jadon Sancho failed to frighten Ben White, the backup right-back, playing off the left, Rashford really came to life.
Marcus Rashford and debutant Antony led Manchester United to a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford, ending Arsenal’s five-game winning start to the Premier League season.
The result may have been unfair to Erik ten Hag’s team, which fought valiantly for much of the game to contain the Arsenal flow inside their own penalty area,
but the Dutchman will at least believe that he has a strategy for defeating big six competitors. United gave up control in order to gain an advantage on the break,
just as they had done against Liverpool, and it was a brilliant move.
The game’s best Arsenal passage concluded with a goal, but it was created by the duo of Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen in midfield.