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Man United 3-1 Arsenal summary: score, goals, highlights, Premier League 2022-23

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04:   Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates scoring a goal to make it 2-1 with Bruno Fernandes  during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 4, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Man United - Arsenal

The whistle sounds and it's another win for United and the end of the unbeaten run for Arsenal.

Despite the loss, Arsenal remain top of the league as United clim to fifth with the win.

We'll have 4 minutes of added time

Premier League-wise, next up for Arsenal is a home game against Everton on Sunday with United travelling to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on the same evening.

Saka carded for a rash challenge on Malacia.

Both Arsenal and United are in action in Europe this week with the Gunners facing FC Zurich and the Red Devils facing Basque side Real Sociedad, both Europa League group stage games.


The Arteta shapes have not helped Arsenal's cause with the side in black now looking vulnerable every time United break forward.

The second United goal really upset the rhythm that the Gunners had been enjoying.   

Maguire forced to make a 'tactical foul' and pulls Gabriel Jesus down.

Arsenal change:

Off: White

On: Tomiyasu

Man Utd sub:

Off: Martinez, Rashford

On: Maguire, Casemiro

Arsenal gifting so much space to the home side as Eriksen is totally free and unselfishley feeds Rashford

United make it 3.... Rashford fires home with an Eriksen assist

Arsenal subs:

Off: Odegaard, Zinchenko and Lokonga

On: Smith-Rowe, Viera & Nkietah

Arsenal set to make a trio of subs with three players stripped and ready for action...

McTominay rugby tackles Gabriel Jesus and is carded for the effort.

If the goal was well taken by Rashford, it was the pass from Fernandes that was worth a few headlines of its own...what an inch perfect pass from Bruno Fernandes, with the outside of the boot to find the United striker. Absolutely sublime from the former Sporting CP man.

Man United switch:

Off: Sancho

On: Fred

And against the run of play, Rashford fires United back in front with an inch perfect pass from Fernandes sees Rashford break through and finish with style.


Arsenal still looking for more as they continue their assault on the United goal. The goal was well deserved and as things stand, one could not rule out the visitors nabbing a second.

On the hour mark, Arsenal draw level

The England international was alert as the ball broke kindly after a Gabriel Jesus effort

Arsenal draw level... it was on the cards... the ball falls to Saka and the England international rolls the ball into the net

Man United switch:

Off: Antony

On: Ronaldo


Once again, solid play from Arsenal as they move the ball from their goal mouth, ultimately, the Saka cross grazes the crossbar and goes behind for a goal kick. 


Odegaard has to do better there as the Norwegian miscues with the goal beckoning. Saka then has a chance but blazes the ball past the United post.


Despite sitting deep, United are giving little to the men in black with Arsenal, on countless occasions having to go back and resume their passing game from within their own half.


Wonderful passage of passing play from Arsenal and Gabriel Jesus is just crowded out by the men in red.  The Brazlian just wanted that extra touch ...

No changes for either side at the break. 

The teams take to the pitch again ... what can Arsenal do as the North Londonders start the second half

First half possession stat: Man Utd 46-54 Arsenal (%) 

United in front at the interval

The whistle sounds and United players get a warm round of applause from the Old Trafford faithful.

Arsenal have been the better side and saw a goal ruled out early on after VAR (correctly adjudged that Odegaard had fouled Eriksen on the build-up).

Gabriel Jesus and Saka have caught the eye for Arsenal but as things stand the Gunners are on track to taste their first defeat of the season.

Apart from the goal, it's been a reasonably quiet half from Antony. Couple of decent touches and a few cheeky step-overs from the Brazilian and that's your lot ! 


We'll have three minutes of time added on.


Despite Arsena's dominance, they have yet to really test David de Gea in the United goal. This time Saka is reduced to firing from long range but his effort drifts high over the United crossbar.


Into the final minutes of the half. United started strongly but it's Arsenal who have been the better side for most of the game so far... Despite that dominance, it's the men in red who lead and that's ultimately what counts.

United take the lead

What a start for the young Brazilian. No better way to endear oneself to a new set of fans... Score against the league leaders at home and rush to the arms of the supporters.

Eriksen to Rashford who finds the Brazilian one on one as he calmly slots home left footed!


Gooooooool. Antony bags the opener on his debut... What a start for the young Brazilian!

Despite the possession stat, it's certainly the North London side that are in control at Old Trafford presently

Yellow cards
red cards
fouls won
fouls committed
Contested balls where possession is lost
Ball recoveries

Bruno Fernandes gets clipped by Lokonga and the Arsenal man is lucky to escape with no card. The United medical team are on the pitch attending to the United player. 


After a bright start, United have been pegged deep inside their own half for the past ten minutes or so. 

Saliba carded for a trip on Sancho. First booking of the game.


What a run from Saka as he glides by two men in red and wins Arsenal's first corner of the evening.

Saka takes the corner and the kick is overhit and Jesus heads wide. 


Despite the goal not standing, it has seen Arsenal grow in confidence and start to take the game to United now. The men in black enjoying more of the ball now.

VAR adjudges.... no goal....

It does appear that Odegaard did foul Eriksen and it's all in the hands of Paul Tierney now.....

United appealing after Odegaard seemed to bundle Eriksen over. Great run from the Brazilian as he leaves Dalot for dead...

The goal will be checked by VAR though.

Martinelli fires Arsenal ahead with a fine goal on the break


There's a swagger and confidence about United now, something lacking in their Premier League openers when they fell to Brighton and Brentford in the first two games.

It's been a bright start with flashes of incision from both sides with the ball falling to Eriksen and the Dane rifling the ball close to the Arsenal post. Sumptuous delivery from Dalot.

Gabriel Jesus falls badly and referee Tierney immediately calls a halt to the game given how the Brazilian fell with his head hitting the surface.


Mazy run from Eriksen as it's the home side who start the brighter. Martinez clips Gabriel Jesus with the Brazilian looking to score against United for the first time in his career.

United to kick-off and we're up and running in Manchester...

All smiles from Antony on the Old Trafford pitch with the Brazilian sporting the No. 21 shirt.

The teams take to the pitch at a packed Old Trafford. Mikel Arteta emerges from the tunnel looking serious ahead Arsenal's biggest test of the campaign to date. A win in Manchester today will really solidify the Gunners as serious title candidates.

Paul Tierney is today's referee with many Gunners fans pointing to the fact that the match official hails from Salford which is not that far from Old Trafford. 


Man U-Arsenal: match official

Paul Tierney is today's referee with many Gunners fans pointing to the fact that the match official hails from Salford which is not that far from Old Trafford. 

Paul Tierney is today's referee with many Gunners fans pointing to the fact that the match official hails from Salford which is not that far from Old Trafford. 

All eyes on Antony

All eyes are fixed on Antony today at Old Trafford with coach Ten Hag making a bold move and thrusting the Brazilian straight into the limelight. 

After joining Ajax from Sao Paulo in 2020, the winger has found the net for the Amsterdam giants 20 times in 82 games for the Dutch side. 

Expected to get among the goals but also able to assist, the 22-year-old will also be hoping to be pulling on the famous yellow shirt for the Brazilian national team in a few months as the 2022 Qatar World Cup gets underway.

Mikel Arteta

Arteta happy with Arsenal's squad depth after 'phenomenal' transfer window

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is happy with the squad depth following the club's business in the transfer window but said that they failed in their attempt to sign a midfielder on deadline day after injuries to Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny.

Arsenal signed five players, including Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, but did not succeed in their late attempt to sign Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa, who reportedly rejected three offers for the Brazil midfielder.

The London club had as many as 37 players leave, including high-profile players such as Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe.

"We had a lot of things still to do with squad. Look at the departures compared to what we've recruited. The club has done a phenomenal job to bring players with the profiles we wanted," Arteta told reporters on Friday.

"Unfortunately in the last 72 hours Thomas and Mo got injured and we had to react in the market. We tried and at the end of the day we have to bring in the players we feel are right but we didn't manage to do it."

Arsenal are the only team with a 100% winning record this season after five games and Arteta said the table toppers were in good spirits ahead of today's trip to Manchester United.

Man United-Arsenal: headlines

- Antony makes immediate impact firing ahead in the 35th minute

- VAR rules out 12th minule Martinelli goal after Odegaard foul in build-up

- Antony starts for United, CR7 and Casemiro on the bench

- Zinchenko back for Arsenal as Ramsdale and Odegaard pass fitness tests

- United won corresponding fixture last season 3-2

- Europa League action awaits next week as Arsenal face FC Zurich and United at home to Real Sociedad

In the corresponding fixture last season at Old Trafford, Man United ran out 3-2 winners with a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo adding to a Bruno Fernandes opener in helping the Red Devils to the win. Smith-Rowe and Odegaard were on target for the visitors

Gunners aiming for six in a row

Should Arsenal beat Manchester United today it will be the first time since 1947-48 the Gunners have won the opening six games of a season and will go some way to cementing their status as genuine contenders for the title.

Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion

Ronaldo situation at Man Utd 'sad to see', says Juventus chief

Juventus chief executive Maurizio Arrivabene thinks Cristiano Ronaldo's situation at Manchester United is "sad to see".

Portugal international Ronaldo is reported to have asked for a move away from Old Trafford during the transfer window to play for a team competing in the Champions League.

Despite being linked with the likes of Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Napoli and his former club Sporting CP, Ronaldo remains a United player following Thursday's transfer deadline.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner started just one of United's five Premier League matches this season ahead of Sunday's home clash with Arsenal.

Ronaldo's total of 175 minutes played this term is only the 13th most among all United players, with Anthony Elanga (215) among those to have featured more prominently.

While Arrivabene sympathises with Ronaldo, who spent three years at Juve prior to rejoining United in August 2021, he says it is now United's issue to resolve.

"We said goodbye to Cristiano with great reciprocal respect a year ago, so what happens at Manchester United is no longer our problem," Arrivabene told DAZN.

Man U XI

Antony is straight into the Man United starting line-up and once again Cristiano Ronaldo will have to make do with a place on the bench and once again out of favour England international Harry Maguire accompanies CR7 on the bench.

Arsenal XI

Keeper Ramsdale is declared fit with question marks earlier this week relating to his fitness. Odegaard too is declared ready for action with Ukraine international Zinchenko also welcomed back in the side by Arteta.

Arsenal have been unstoppable with the Gunners were made to sweat mid-week against Aston Villa and had Martinelli to thank for firing home the winner shortly after Villa had equalised.

The win over Liverpool seems have been a turning point for the Red Devils with the club wallowing at the wrong end of the table following the opening two defeats.

Gunners in black

Arsenal will debut their new 2022-23 season away kit today at Old Trafford with the shirts and shorts a rather snappy light black/dark charcoal affair. 

Antony arrives at Old Trafford

The Brazilian has arrived at the famous stadium and is not expected to start but may feature for United as a second half sub with United paying 95 million dollars for the winger's services who moved from Ajax.


United's start to the season has been less impressive and indeed after two games Erik ten Hag's side were propping up the Premier League table following defeats to Brighton and Brentford. A home win over Liverpool however has kick started a mini revival with the Red Devils winning their past three games. 


Such has been Arsenal's emphatic start to the new season, that even a loss today in Manchester would see Mikel Arteta's side retain their lead in the Premier League table with the Gunners starting the campaign in blistering form having won all five games.

The action gets underway in Manchester at 16:30 (local time) of 11:15 am (ET) / 08:15 (PT).

Hello and welcome to our live coverage as Manchester United face Arsenal at Old Trafford in matchday 6 of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign.