Man United 3-1 Arsenal LIVE! Rashford goals - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Man United 3-1 Arsenal LIVE! Rashford goals - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Manchester United vs Arsenal - LIVE!

Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United made it four wins in a row and ended Arsenal’s perfect start to the Premier League season with a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Gabriel Martinelli looked to have given Arsenal a 12th- minute lead after finishing off a swift break but the effort was disallowed following a VAR review.

Martinelli forced two saves out of United keeper David De Gea as the visitors began to dominate but it was the home side who drew first blood through debutant Antony.

The Brazilian winger, signed from Ajax last week, was found on the right by Rashford and coolly drifted a shot into the far bottom corner.

Arsenal deservedly drew level when the outstanding Martin Odegaard threaded a ball towards Gabriel Jesus in the box and after a challenge by Raphael Varane the ball fell to Bukayo Saka who slotted home.

United restored their advantage in the 66th minute, however, when Bruno Fernandes found Rashford with a superb through ball and the England striker beat the advancing Aaron Ramsdale.

It was another swift counter that led to United’s third with Christian Erkisen breaking clear and slipping the ball across to Rashford for a simple finish.

Man United vs Arsenal highlights

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  • Arsenal player ratings

Manchester United FC 3 - 1 Arsenal FC

Mikel Arteta slams VAR decision

19:24 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mikel Arteta hit out at the decision to disallow Gabriel Martinelli’s goal as Arsenal suffered their first loss of the Premier League season at Old Trafford on Sunday, revealing the referee labelled the call “soft”.

After a positive start for the away side, the Brazilian put past David de Gea after a brilliant through ball from Martin Odegaard, who was later adjudged to have fouled Bruno Fernandes in the build-up.

While Arsenal continued to create chances, United star Antony marked his debut with a goal ten minutes before half-time to give the home side a lead heading into a break.

Read the full story here!

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Arsenal ratings v Man United: Gabriel and Lokonga costly in first loss

18:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season as they were beaten 3-1 by Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Gunners were unlucky to lose as they dominated large parts of the game, but couldn’t make their chances count.

Instead, United punished them on three occasions as new signing Antony scored and Marcus Rashford bagged a brace.

Bukayo Saka did get on the scoresheet for Arsenal, who stay top of the Premier League despite losing, but it wasn’t enough.

Simon Collings was at Old Trafford to see Arsenal in action...

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Marcus Rashford to Sky Sports

18:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

“It is always a big game against Arsenal, especially as they have had such a good start to the season. It was a big test for us today. We showed up and stood up to the challenge. We can be proud if ourselves. It is good to get into a rhythm.

“It is tough. They are a good team and know their principles of play and are very good at it. A good possession-based team and offer lots of difficulties with players dropping into pockets and with attacking threats. It is what we expected. I thought it was an even game. There were big spaces in the first half we couldn’t exploit. We managed to do that in the second half.

“We have some excellent passers of the ball and as long as we make runs we are going to get the ball. We have to keep going for 90 minutes. There are a couple of times today we got through the press. It is important for us to keep going.”

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Full match report: Rashford puts Arsenal to the sword as Man United make statement

18:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal were dealt their first loss of the Premier League season as Manchester United continued their impressive run of form and claimed another big result at Old Trafford.

Having beaten Liverpool last month to stem the tide on a miserable start under Erik ten Hag, the home side took the lead ten minutes before half-time as debutant Antony marked his Old Trafford bow with a goal.

The Brazilian international’s price tag has come under scrutiny following a huge deadline day move to the club, though the 21-year-old went some way into starting to repay it with a fine finish past Aaron Ramsdale after a slick team move.

Read our full match report here!

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FT: Man United 3-1 Arsenal

18:24 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal’s unbeaten run is over as Manchester United make another statement at Old Trafford.

CHANCE FOR MAN UNITED

18:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

84:00 - Arsenal all at sea again!

Rashford plays Ronaldo through but slighlty overhits it, allowing Ramsdale to sweep up.

GOAL! Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal | Marcus Rashford ‘75

18:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

75:00 - Rashford gets his brace!

Another counter sees Eriksen play in Rashford for a tap-in, with the England star bagging his brace.

Arsenal were utterly lost there.

Triple Arsenal change

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Simon Collings at Old Trafford

17:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

A goal out of nothing again and somehow Arsenal are behind once more. Arteta will be gutted.

GOAL! Man United 2-1 Arsenal | Marcus Rashford ‘64

17:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

64:00 - An instant response!

Rashford played through by Fernandes and, much as he did against Liverpool, the United striker finishes calmly on the counter.

A game on our hands!

17:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

61:00 - Really, really open now!

Both sides really pushing on now.

Simon Collings at Old Trafford

17:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

That’s been coming Manchester United had just been dropping deeper and deeper since the second-half started.

GOAL! Man United 1-1 Arsenal | Bukayo Saka ‘58

17:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

58:00 - A stunning start from Arsenal finally pays off in a goal!

Odegaard plays a delicious through ball into Jesus, United do well to crowd him out and Saka taps in!

Saka ok to continue

17:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

53:00 - Luckily for Arsenal, the England star is ok to continue.

Fast start from Arsenal

17:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

52:00 - Saka down injured currently but Jesus rolled Martinez and looked to free Odegeaard in the box.

Slick stuff.

Simon Collings at Old Trafford

17:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

A big 45 minutes coming up for Arsenal. They’ve been excellent at responding to goals going in this season, can they do it again today?

Back underway!

17:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

Here we go for the second-half

An impressed spectator...

17:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

HT: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

17:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

HT: Antony’s debut goal the difference so far, though Arsenal have certainly shown enough and were unlucky to have an effort of their own chalked off.

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Antony does not lack confidence

17:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

47:00 - Fresh from his goal, the Brazilian attempts an ambitious chip from inside his own half.

It does not trouble Ramsdale.

Arsenal look for quick-fire response

17:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

40:00 - Odegaard works his way into the box but takes too many touches, instead laying off to Saka who crosses for Xhaka.

His knock-down, however, evades all Arsenal players in the box.

Simon Collings at Old Trafford

17:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

That’s a real sucker-punch for Arsenal, who had been looking really good this half. They lose their shape for one minute and United punish them.

GOAL: Man United 1-0 Arsenal | Antony ‘34

17:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

34:00 - It had to be him!

A quick team move sees Sancho feed Rashford, who plays in debutant Antony and the Brazilian cuts in on hs right foot to finish calmly past Ramsdale.

CHANCE FOR ARSENAL!

17:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

31:00 - Flowing team move sees Odegaard cross to the back post to Martinelli, whose header from a difficult angle is well saved by de Gea.

Good spell for Arsenal

17:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

30:00 - Probing play earns the away side two quick corners, though little comes of them.

The Gary Neville ‘ooo'

16:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

24:00 - Neville brings out his famous noise on Sky as Martinez clashes with Saka in the box, though nothing is given.

First chance for Antony

16:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

23:00 - Somewhat of a wild effort from the Brazilian, who cuts across a shot and drags it wide.

A frantic opening 20 minutes

16:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

20:00 - Those twenty minutes have flown by!

Chances at both ends, with Arsenal having a goal disallowed.

The tempo has dropped somewhat in the last few minutes, however.

Momentum with Arsenal now

16:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

16:00 - Arsenal really putting some passes together in the final third now, with their disallowed goal looking to have only helped raise their level.

Simon Collings at Old Trafford

16:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Even with that overturned goal, promising signs for Arsenal. Martinelli’s pace is causing Dalot so many problems.

DISALLOWED!

16:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

United get away with one there but a searing coutner from Arsenal underlines their quality.

It’s gone to VAR

16:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

Odegeaard might have fouled Eriksen...

GOAL! Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal | Gabriel Martinelli ‘11

16:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

11:00 - Simon was right!

Eriksen is robbed by Odegaard and Arsenal launch a counter, with Lokonga playing in Martinelli as he cuts from in to out before chipping over De Gea.

Simon Collings at Old Trafford

16:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

A good, lively start to the game, with both sides showing a willingness to get forward. This doesn’t feel like a match that will finish 0-0.

CHANCE FOR ARSENAL

16:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

08:00 - Some quick-thinking from Odegaard with a quick free-kick sees Saliba free in the box but the Frenchman blazes over from around 12 yards out.

CHANC FOR MAN UNITED

16:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

07:00 - Antony plays Dalot in to deliver a deep cross over to Eriksen, though the Dane cannot control a difficult-looking volley.

First sign of Antony

16:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

05:00 - The United star gets in front of Martinelli and wins a free-kick, though it’s eventually wasted.

Man United pressing high

16:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

03:00 - Much as they did against Liverpool, Man United aren’t giving United a second to settle here.

All about taking the sting out of the game for the away side.

Lisandro Martinez vs Gabriel Jesus looks a battle

16:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

02:00 - The two have already been involved in a tussle, with Jesus winning a corner.

Fast start from United

16:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

01:00 - The home side almost in as Fernandes cuts back in the box, although he cannot find anybody.

Simon Collings at Old Trafford

16:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Zinchenko whipping up the away fans before kick-off. Goes over to them, waves his arms and punches his fist in the air too.

KICK-OFF

16:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

We’re underway at Old Trafford.

Mikel Arteta to Sky Sports

16:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

“Two teams are in a good moment, a beautiful scenario to play a football match and a great contest, so we are ready for a fight - let’s see what happens, it is two teams that play to win the match.”

Saka explains Arteta impact at Arsenal

16:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Simon Collings at Old Trafford

16:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

Huge game for plenty of Arsenal players today, not least Albert Sambi Lokonga. A rare chance for him to start in a huge game away from home. Big afternoon for him.

Simon Collings at Old Trafford

16:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

The aways fans sing the Saliba song with gusto as the Arsenal players head down the tunnel. They’re in fine voice today and who can blame them. Whatever happens, Arsenal will be top of the Premier League tonight.

Malacia enjoying life at Man United

16:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erik ten Hag on Oleksandr Zinchenko’s inclusion

16:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

“We have a plan for that. We have to neutralise it.”

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(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Simon Collings’ pre-match thoughts

16:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erik ten Hag explains Casemiro’s bench role

15:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

“He [Casemiro] is new in the team, he has to adapt to the team. He has to get used to my way of playing football — the other thing, Scott McTominay is playing really well,” the United boss told Sky Sports.

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Arteta told that Arsenal are ‘main contenders’ for Man City’s title

15:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bacary Sagna believes Arsenal can push Manchester City all the way this season.

Mikel Arteta’s side have taken maximum points from their opening five games, sitting two points clear of the champions as things stand.

After an ambitious summer recruitment drive, the Gunners look much stronger than last time out, albeit at a very early stage of the campaign.

City, meanwhile, have been boosted by the arrival of Erling Haaland. The Norway international has scored nine goals already this season, sending an ominous message to the rest of the Premier League.

Arsenal’s fast start comes during a difficult period for Liverpool, while Tottenham and Chelsea are yet to fully convince.

Sagna, who won trophies while at both Arsenal and City, believes the north London giants are in prime position to battle Guardiola’s previously all-conquering team at the summit.

Read Sagna’s full comments here!

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Simon Collings at Old Trafford

15:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

Zinchenko coming straight in tells you a lot about his impact since signing. There was a time when Tierney was one of the first names on the team sheet. Not now, proper competition for his place.

Confirmed Arsenal lineup - Zinchenko starts

15:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Man United lineup - Antony makes debut

15:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Latest odds

15:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

SBK: Man United vs Arsenal match odds

Man United: 17/10

Draw: 13/5

Arsenal: 15/8

SBK: Top four finish 2022/23

Arsenal: 3/5

Tottenham: 8/13

Chelsea: 13/10

Manchester United: 2/1

Newcastle: 9/1

Arsenal told they are no longer Man United’s ‘babies’ ahead of clash

15:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

Betfair ambassador Patrice Evra has revealed he used to refer to Arsenal as Manchester United’s “babies” but fears the roles have been reversed.

Mikel Arteta takes his side to Old Trafford on Sunday in what looks a huge test of their Premier League title credentials, albeit against a United side who are yet to fully convince under Erik ten Hag.

While United are coming into Sunday’s clash off the back of three wins, it remains to be seen how they fare against one of the Premier League’s leading sides in top form, with their victory over Liverpool coming during a difficult period for Jurgen Klopp.

Still, any win at Old Trafford would likely be a huge statement of intent for the victor, particularly if Arsenal can extend their winning run to the opening six games of the season.

Evra played for United during a period in which they dominated the Gunners, though Arsenal have at least won three of their six games against their rivals.

Read the full story here!

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Ten Hag explains Ronaldo role as in his new Man United era

15:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erik ten Hag is ready to act as both friend and teacher to Cristiano Ronaldo after the Manchester United star’s immediate future was finally put to bed.

The 37-year-old had been keen to call time on his second spell at Old Trafford less than a year after returning from Juventus following a disappointing season for a club he has won medals aplenty with.

Ten Hag and the club repeatedly said throughout the summer that Ronaldo would be staying put and, despite speculation continuing right up until Thursday’s transfer deadline, so it proved.

The star was at the King Power Stadium on Thursday rather than completing a move to a Champions League side, coming off the bench for the third successive game as the Red Devils won 1-0 at Leicester.

Read his commnets in full here!

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Arsenal defender Tavares makes surprise admission over Marseille loan

15:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares has revealed that he wanted the option to join loan club Marseille permanently, but the Gunners refused.

The defender, who moved to north London last summer, has been sent to spend the season in Ligue 1 after a positive start at Arsenal quickly turned sour after a string of poor performances.

The loan move appears to have paid off almost immediately, with Tavares scoring three goals in four games from left-back and the 22-year-old had hoped to join the club permanently.

Read the full story here!

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(REUTERS)

Arsenal’s start

14:53 , Alex Young

No one can say Arsenal haven’t impressed this season. They’ve won their first five games for the first time in the Premier League era, and today can make it six for the first time since 1947.

But, make no mistake, this is the Gunners toughest test so far and, realistically, their first real test.

You can only beat the teams in front of you but two promoted sides, two more likely in a relegation battle and Crystal Palace away are not the teams to judge Arsenal’s progress against.

Win today and people we start saying all the right things.

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Ronaldo to start?

14:40 , Alex Young

There is a growing sense that Cristiano Ronaldo will start this afternoon, likely in place of Anthony Elanga.

As it’s 2022, we look for hints on Instagram and the fan account the great man often interacts with has posted: “Sunday the king plays.”

Name on teamsheet, it seems.

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(REUTERS)

Ten Hag programme notes

14:32 , Alex Young

The Manchester United manager has made clear his view on his team.

The players showed a lot more of their capabilities in our victories over Liverpool and Southampton. That is because they have obeyed the most important rule in any successful team: give 100 per cent. Anything less than that is not enough.

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Score prediction

14:25 , Alex Young

United look to have turned a corner of late and will likely try to use Old Trafford to their advantage, much as they did against Liverpool.

While Arsenal have been in excellent form, a draw away at United would have to be seen as another positive result.

1-1  draw.

Arsenal team news: Triple injury boost

14:16 , Alex Young

Arsenal trio Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale and Oleksandr Zinchenko are all in contention after travelling with the squad.

Odegaard picked up a knock during Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa, while Ramsdale was complaining of a muscular leg injury during the game and Zinchenko has missed training all week with a knee injury.

We will know for sure at 3.30pm.

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Man Utd team news: Antony debut?

14:06 , Alex Young

Antony could be involved in the United squad after completing his huge move to Old Trafford on deadline day, although it seems unlikely he will start.

Elsewhere, Anthony Martial will likely continue to miss out, although Victor Lindelof returned to the bench for the win over Leicester on Thursday night.

Casemiro is pushing for his first start, potentially replacing Scott McTominay given the tight turnaround in games.

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(Manchester United via Getty Images)

Where to watch

13:57 , Alex Young

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game via the Sky Go App.

Here we go

13:03 , Alex Young

Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Arsenal.

It’s a biggie and very intriguing. United appear to have found their feet under Erik ten Hag, though it’s still early days, while the Gunners have a 100 per cent record after five games, though it’s still early days.

Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 4.30pm.

Stick with us.

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