Man United vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League result and final score after Antony and Marcus Rashford goals

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Manchester United ended Arsenal’s winning start to the Premier League season in a thrilling clash that saw Antony score on his debut and Marcus Rashford hit a quick-fire double after Bukayo Saka had equalised in the second half.

After a bright start by both teams, Arsenal thought they had struck first as Gabriel Martinelli finished a devastating counter-attack but the goal was ruled out by VAR for an earlier foul on Christian Eriksen.

From there Arsenal took control but the Gunners were torn apart by United on the break, as Rashford set up Antony to steer a first-time finish past Aaron Ramsdale for a debut goal following his €100m move from Ajax.

Arsenal responded after the break with chances through Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka, before the England international fired a deserved equaliser on the hour-mark. It seemed as if Arsenal had the momentum, but they were hit with a counter-punch as Rashford raced away to restore their lead.

It was the latest swing in a thrilling match and with Arsenal pushing forward with more numbers, Rashford scored his second to seal United’s fourth straight win and end Arsenal’s unbeaten start.

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Manchester United vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest updates

  • Man Utd XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; McTominay, Eriksen, Fernandes; Sancho, Rashford, Antony

  • Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko; Lokonga, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus

  • NO GOAL! Arsenal counter quickly as Martinelli finishes swift break - but it’s ruled out!

  • GOAL! Antony scores debut goal after spell of Arsenal pressure (1-0)

  • GOAL! Saka scores deserved equaliser for Arsenal with simple finish (1-1)

  • GOAL! Rashford hits Arsenal with sucker-punch to restore lead (2-1)

  • GOAL! United devastate Arsenal on the break as Rashford gets double (3-1)

  • FULL TIME! United win thrilling contest for fourth victory in a row

Manchester United FC 3 - 1 Arsenal FC

FT: Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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A huge win for Manchester United. A first defeat of the season for Arsenal.

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FT: Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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Full-time: Arsenal’s perfect record at the start of this Premier League season is over.

Goals from Antony and a brace from Marcus Rashford have handed Manchester United a fourth successive victory under Erik ten Hag.

New signing Antony gave the hosts the lead, before Bukayo Saka levelled things up after half-time.

Rashford then struck two breakaway goals within nine minutes of one another to hand United all three points.

United up to fifth. Arsenal remain top, one point ahead of Manchester City and Tottenham.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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90+3 mins: Almost four. Fred plays it across for Fernandes. He goes wide but gathers the ball and tries to find the incoming Ronaldo but the low pass is blocked.

Ronaldo is fuming and throwing his arms around for the third or fourth time since coming on. Not a happy boy.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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90+2 mins: Maguire with another rash decision as he bundles over Tomiyasu but gets away with it.

Ronaldo then loses the ball and Smith Rowe fires a shot over the top from the edge of the penalty area.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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90 mins: Four minutes of stoppage time to be played.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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90 mins: There are positives for both sides to take out of this game. Arteta will be pleased with his side’s performance, but it is United who are going to come away with the points.

It will be United’s fourth straight Premier League win for the first time since April 2021.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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88 mins: Saka tries to glide in between Malacia and Eriksen but the pair do well to block him off and clear the danger.

Eriksen has been sensational today - both defensively and offensively - working tirelessly while also involving himself heavily in both goals.

YELLOW. Saka is booked for a late challenge. Frustration.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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86 mins: Jesus clips a dangerous ball into Nketiah who is bodychecked by Maguire in the area. He asks Paul Tierney for a penalty but the referee is unmoved. Would have been soft.

Arsenal come again and Jesus lays it off for Vieira who hits a volley from the edge of the area over the bar. Was never going to trouble De Gea in the United goal.

The visitors are trying their best to get one back, but it simply isn’t happening for them.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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84 mins: Xhaka takes the free-kick and it’s blocked by the United wall.

The Arsenal midfielder then slips trying to keep the ball in play and Fred looks to slide Ronaldo through but overhits the pass.

Ronaldo is fuming. That would have definitely sealed it.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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82 mins: YELLOW! That is one of the fastest yellows you will see for a substitute as Maguire goes into the book. It’s fellow sub Casemiro who was caught on the ball and Jesus breaks before being hauled down by the United skipper.

It’s a free-kick in a central area, 25 yards from goal.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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81 mins: SUB! Arsenal also making another change. Takehiro Tomiyasu is on for Ben White. One last throw of the dice from a desperate Arteta.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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80 mins: Martinez hits the deck after clearing the ball. Rashford also goes down with a hamstring issue. Both are making way immediately.

SUBS! Harry Maguire and Casemiro replace the wounded pair.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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78 mins: That could be a killer goal for Arsenal. They have so many attacking players on the pitch, but United can sit deep and hit them on the break with real danger now.

This could be a statement scoreline for Ten Hag’s side.

GOAL! Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal (Rashford, 75)

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75 mins: THAT COULD BE GAME OVER!

Those three substitutions have left huge gaping holes for United to exploit and the hosts do so immediately!

It’s a great pass by Dalot who finds Eriksen galloping from the halfway line into empty green grass. He is in and has Rashford alongside him who he lays it off for and the England man makes no mistake tapping into an open goal.

Arsenal totally exposed. Arteta with his head in his hands.

Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal

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74 mins: SUBS! Mikel Arteta is making three changes now.

Martin Odegaard is replaced by Emile Smith Rowe. Albert Sambi Lokonga comes off for Eddie Nketiah. And Oleksanr Zinckenko makes way for new signing Fabio Vieira.

Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal

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Here is Manchester United’s second goal of the game. Eriksen to Fernandes. Fernandes to Rashford. Goal.

Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal

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72 mins: Yellow card. Rugby tackle! McTominay loses out to Jesus and then drags him down for the most obvious caution you ever did see.

United will take a few of them now if it means stopping any Arsenal momentum.

The visitors have dominated for near enough an hour of the 71 minutes played so far, but find themselves losing. That’s football for ya.

Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal

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69 mins: Almost 3-1 to United! Arsenal are caught trying to play it out from the back and United pounce on a loose pass from Ramsdale. Fernandes is through on goal but Ramsdale atones for his error by smothering the shot.

Then, from a United corner, Ronaldo leaps to meet it but his header isn’t glanced goalwards and Arsenal can clear.

It’s all happening in this pulsating encounter!

GOAL! Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal (Rashford, 66)

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66 mins: You just cannot predict this game!

It was all set up for Arsenal to go on and win the match but United are suddenly back in front!

Eriksen finds Fernandes just inside the Arsenal half and the Portuguese midfielder looks up before playing a delightful through ball with the outside of his boot to set Rashford through on goal. He takes a touch and looks a little unnerved but his shot takes a deflection off a recovering Arsenal defender and drifts over Ramsdale.

2-1!

Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

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Here is Saka’s first goal of the season to draw Arsenal level. Can they now go on to win it?

Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

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64 mins: The momentum is undoubtedly with Arsenal now. Manchester United were lucky to go ahead during a period of Arsenal dominance. Now finally Arteta’s men have found the end product and we are level at Old Trafford.

Can United respond? Rashford is miles offside as Eriksen finds him in behind and the delayed flag eventually goes up.

GOAL! Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal (Saka, 60)

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61 mins: ALL SQUARE!

It’s started by a wonderful through ball from Odegaard for Jesus. He slides in the Brazilian who can’t quite get ahead of Dalot, but the United defender can’t prevent it rolling to Saka who passes the ball into an empty net with De Gea commited.

Deserved.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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59 mins: Saka comes in from the right and is bundled over by Malacia who has a pull on his shirt for good measure.

SUB! The first change of the game sees goalscorer Antony depart for Cristiano Ronaldo. Remember him? He will lead the line now and Rashford will return to his more regular position on the flank.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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57 mins: I for one feel that penalties should be given even if the player has got his shot off before the challenge comes in. A late tackle is a foul - regardless of what happens with the ball.

Anyway, a personal gripe of mine.

United continue to be pinned into their own half. Not sure I’ve seen a shot of Ramsdale yet. He might not have left the tunnel for all we know.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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54 mins: The United fans are trying to get behind their side because they have barely had a kick since the break.

And there’s a double chance for Arsenal! Saka pulls it across for Odegaard who skews his effort well wide.

Martinelli then picks it back up and finds Saka at the back post. He shifts it onto his right foot and rifles just wide!

Saka was brought down by Malacia after the ball had gone and Arsenal want a penalty. You very rarely seen ones given like that.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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51 mins: United finally nick the ball but then Sancho gives it straight back to Arsenal and Arteta’s side can build once more.

After a lengthy period of Arsenal possession it’s pinched from them on the right-hand side. United try to release Antony on the break but the pass is slightly overhit and goes out of play.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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48 mins: Arsenal immediately on the ball with a sense of purpose at the start of this second half.

Zinchenko dribbles unchallenged to the edge of the box and feeds Xhaka. He pulls the across the box but no Arsenal player is there to meet it on the penalty spot and United clear.

Feels like United will sit deep and try to catch Arsenal on the counter. They can’t match the visitors in the midfield areas.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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46 mins: BACK UNDERWAY. Arsenal resume the action as the second half gets underway at Old Trafford.

No changes in personnel for either side.

HT: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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Any changes for Arsenal? Eddie Nketiah? Emile Smith Rowe? You imagine Arteta will leave it as is for now as his team have dominated for large parts of the game.

If anything, Erik ten Hag may be the first manager forced into a change. He needs a bit more control in that midfield area.

HT: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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Manchester United have not conceded a goal since Mo Salah’s late strike in the 2-1 win over Liverpool.

Clean sheet against Southampton. Clean sheet against Leicester. Clean sheet against Arsenal?

Mikel Arteta’s side need to do something if they are to preserve their 100 per cent record so far this season.

HT: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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Half-time: Manchester United lead thanks to a debut goal from Antony. The Brazilian swept home to finish off a lovely team move.

Arsenal have largely dominated this opening 45 minutes but have nothing to show for it. Gabriel Martinelli had the ball in the back of the net but it was subsequently disallowed by VAR for a foul on Christian Eriksen.

Captivating and thrilling. United edging it at the break.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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45+3 mins: Wow! Talk about confidence!

Antony picks the ball up 40 yards out and tries to lob Ramsdale who is a few yards off his line. The Arsenal keeper plucks it out of the air, but United fans won’t mind that when they’re already winning.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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45+2 mins: Three minutes of added time at the end of this first half. You can put that largely down to the time VAR took to disallow Arsenal’s goal.

Arsenal win a free-kick midway inside the Manchester United half. Odegaard lifts it down the touchline for Saka but it drifts aimlessly out of play.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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45 mins: Arsenal get play back underway as they build up slowly from the back, looking for a way through this solid United defensive structure (didn’t think I’d be saying that after the Brentford thumping).

Saka eventually gets a bit frustrated and tries his luck from distance... way over the crossbar.

For the most part, Arsenal have been scintillating so far today. But they have nothing to show for their lovely football.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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Antony’s debut goal for Manchester United. A moment he will never forget.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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43 mins: White crosses and finds Martinelli at the back post. He heads down for Odegaard but it’s a couple of yards in front of the Arsenal captain and United hook it away.

This relentless intensity pauses for a moment as Rashford receives treatment for a coming together with Gabriel.

A moment for Ten Hag and Arteta to ponder this first half. It’s been enthralling.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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41 mins: Rashford drives at the Arsenal back line but gets his feet in a muddle at the crucial time and White is able to nick it away from him.

Martinelli is then found at the other end and suffers a similar mix up to Rashford as United clear.

End to end stuff. Superb intensity.

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

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39 mins: It was a really good advantage played by Paul Tierney in the build-up to that goal. Fernandes was taken out by Gabriel but the referee let the move carry on as the ball found Sancho. And the rest is history.

Meanwhile, Arsenal regain the ball after going behind and Saka shoots from the edge of the box. It takes two deflections but ends up in the arms of De Gea.

GOAL! Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal (Antony, 35)

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36 mins: DEBUT GOAL FOR ANTONY!

It’s a brilliant goal from Manchester United who have been under the cosh for the best part of 20 minutes.

Eriksen slides a wonderful pass into Fernandes who nicks it beyond Gabriel and finds Sancho. He feeds it onto Antony who is in acres of space on the right side of the penalty area and the former Ajax man sweeps it into the corner.

Lovely goal. Totally against the run of play.

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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33 mins: SENSATIONAL SAVE! Arsenal probe the United penalty area for a while before Odegaard clips a delicious cross to the back post for Martinelli. The Brazilian heads back across De Gea but the Spaniard is equal to it and parries away acrobatically to deny Arsenal the opening goal.

Arsenal toying with United at the moment. Some superb football being played by the visitors. They just need the goal as a reward for their efforts.

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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31 mins: Lovely move by Arsenal as they work it all the way from Ramsdale to Jesus, onto Odegaard and eventually Martinelli again. The Arsenal man stands up Dalot and beats him before sending a low cross in which De Gea has to divert away at his near post for a corner.

The corner is played short and ultimately comes to nothing, but there are some frustrated groans inside Old Trafford now. It’s all Arsenal.

Manchester United simply cannot get out of their own half.

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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28 mins: Lokonga goes in hard on Fernandes. Not the smartest of challenges as he scrapes down the calf of Fernandes.

Almost certainly a yellow card but it wasn’t spotted by the referee. Fernandes fuming. When isn’t he?

The tempo just seeps out of the game for a few moments.

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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26 mins: Penalty appeal for Arsenal. Saka cuts inside and tries to nick the ball ahead of Martinez. The Arsenal man goes down under pressure from the Argentine centre-back and there was not enough contact to warrant a spot kick.

YELLOW CARD. United break and Martinelli is chopped down by Saliba. He becomes the first player to go into Paul Tierney’s book.

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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Here is the disallowed goal. Correct decision?

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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23 mins: First opportunity for Manchester United signing Antony. He receives it on the right, cuts inside on his left foot and bends a shot high and wide.

First real glimpse of goal United have had since Arsenal’s disallowed strike. The visitors bossing proceedings now after a shaky start. United need to find a foothold once more.

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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20 mins: Sublime from Saka. The Arsenal man receives it wide on the right. He stands up Malacia and then darts down the line, beating him for pace and pulling the ball back. Arsenal clear it away but that is a danger sign for the Manchester United left-back.

Arsenal then win a corner. It finds Jesus at the back post but he skews his attempt well wide.

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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18 mins: Arsenal have responded well to that decision going against them. They are enjoying their first real period of possession in the game.

Worth saying that Martinelli’s finish was so wonderful. He was played through by Saka and just delicately lifted it over De Gea.

Made it look so easy. Shame it won’t count.

DISALLOWED GOAL! Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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15 mins: The goal is disallowed. Paul Tierney had a long, long look at that and eventually decided to disallow it.

Can see it from both sides, but ultimately Odegaard did nudge Eriksen and catch him on the leg too.

It’s as you were. United given a let off.

GOAL! Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal (Martinelli, 12)

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12 mins: Out of nothing!

Odegaard nicks the ball away from Eriksen, pushing him over in the process. No foul is given and Saka slides it into Martinelli who finishes deliciously!

But wait, Paul Tierney is going to the monitor to have a look at the possible foul on Eriksen.

We know what that usually means...

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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12 mins: The hosts have had 85 per cent of the ball in the opening 12 minutes of this match - a scarcely believable stat compared to a few weeks ago.

Sancho cuts in from the left and tries his luck at the near post but Ramsdale gets down smartly to parry it away.

All United so far. Oh but hang on...

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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10 mins: Jesus will carry on. For a moment there he looked knocked out, but alas he was fine after receiving a brief period of treatment.

Manchester United have the ball back and keep it for a sustained period of time which the home crowd are enjoying.

Positive start from the hosts. No major chances just yet.

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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7 mins: Arsenal appear to be letting Manchester United have the ball in the early stages. Not a great deal of pressing going on in United’s half of the pitch from Arteta’s men.

Oh that’s a nasty one. McTominay wins the ball back fairly from Jesus and the Arsenal striker hits his head hard on the floor as he tumbles over.

Play is stopped. Jesus should be OK to continue.

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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4 mins: Odegaard clips the free-kick into the box from the right-hand side but it’s comfortable headed away by Manchester United.

Arsenal win it back and the ball drops for Xhaka on the edge of the box. The Swiss midfielder has a crack and McTominay gets in the way to block.

Both sides looking to control the tempo early on. Great atmosphere inside Old Trafford.

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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2 mins: Manchester United have started on the front foot, pinning Arsenal back into their own half with some early possession.

Dalot charges across the pitch from right to left and evades a couple of challenges. His cross is low but cleared by Arsenal.

Jesus then gallops up the other end of the field and wins a free-kick after a late lunge by Martinez.

Fast-paced opening.

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal

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1 min: KICK OFF! Here we go then. Manchester United get us going in this blockbuster clash.

Man Utd vs Arsenal

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Everyone ready? Manchester United in their usual red strip shooting from left to right. Arsenal in their new all black kit playing from right to left.

We. Are. Ready.

Man Utd vs Arsenal

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A reminder that Manchester United have made just one change to the side which beat Leicester, Anthony coming in for Anthony Elanga.

Arsenal have also made one alteration to the team that took three points against Aston Villa in midweek, with Oleksandr Zinchenko replacing Kieran Tierney.

Minutes away from kick-off. A real sense of anticipation inside Old Trafford.

Man Utd vs Arsenal

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Ten minute warning for this huge top six clash in the Premier League.

Manchester United looking for a fourth successive win. Arsenal bidding to maintain their perfect start to the season.

Promises much. Delivers... more?

Manchester United face Arsenal at Old Trafford (Getty Images)
Manchester United face Arsenal at Old Trafford (Getty Images)

Ten Hag on winning three in a row

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has spoken ahead of his side’s clash with Arsenal today.

Asked about whether their positive form will help them, he said: “It gives us a bit extra, confidence you get by yourself. The team is winning and has belief of winning game, if we have the (right) attitude, we are hard to beat.”

On starting Antony, the United boss added: “He knows the style we want to play and what we expect and demand. He can be an offensive threat in one on ones, his speed - that makes the choice to play him.”

And on leaving Casemiro on the bench, Ten Hag said: “He 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.”

Brighton make best ever start

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Brighton’s win today means they have made their best ever start to a top flight campaign. They sit four points above Manchester United and just two below league leaders Arsenal.

Incredible stuff from Graham Potter. Can they push on towards a top eight finish this season?

Saka set to celebrate 21st birthday

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Bukayo Saka turns 21 years of age tomorrow. He wants a goal and three points as his two birthday presents.

A victory would hand Mikel Arteta’s men a sixth straight victory at the start of the Premier League campaign.

Would be one hell of a statement.

FT: Brighton 5-2 Leicester

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Manchester United and Arsenal will have to go some way to eclipsing this free-kick from Alex Mac Allister for Brighton.

Pick that one out.

Ronaldo on the bench again

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Cristiano Ronaldo has started just one Premier League game so far this season. And he will have to settle for a spot on the bench again today.

The Portuguese superstar netted twice in this fixture last year. If he is going to do the same this afternoon then you have to think it will be in the latter stages of the match.

Ronaldo arriving at Old Trafford this afternoon (Manchester United via Getty Imag)
Ronaldo arriving at Old Trafford this afternoon (Manchester United via Getty Imag)

FT: Brighton 5-2 Leicester

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Brighton have thrashed Leicester 5-2 this afternoon and it was sealed with a breathtaking free-kick from Alex Mac Allister.

The Argentine netted his second of the game with a 25-yard beauty after a Luke Thomas own goal was added to by Moises Caicedo and Leandro Trossard.

Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka netted for the visitors, but they turned out to be mere consolations.

Stunning from Brighton as they move up to fourth. Leicester still rock bottom after five defeats in a row.

Antony set to begin Man Utd career

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Antony is at Old Trafford and been spotted signing autographs for a few fans before heading into Old Trafford.

The Brazilian winger, 22, will make his Manchester United debut today as he replaces Anthony Elanga in Erik ten Hag’s starting line-up.

Can he made an instant impact?

Antony outside Old Trafford ahead of today’s clash (Manchester United via Getty Imag)
Antony outside Old Trafford ahead of today’s clash (Manchester United via Getty Imag)

Protests outside Old Trafford

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Manchester United fans are continuing to protest against the Glazers ownership of the club ahead of todays’ match at Old Trafford.

The banners are there for all to see despite three wins in a row. The message is clear - the supporters want them out.

Manchester United fans protesting the Glazers (Getty Images)
Manchester United fans protesting the Glazers (Getty Images)
Banners can be seen calling for the Glazer ownership to sell the club (Getty Images)
Banners can be seen calling for the Glazer ownership to sell the club (Getty Images)

Premier League to review VAR

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More from Old Trafford in a moment. But turning our attention to the Premier League in general for a moment.

Some controversial VAR decisions were made yesterday - particularly at Stamford Bridge and St James’ Park.

Following the incidents, the Premier League have now confirmed they are going to review controversial VAR decisions as a matter of ‘priority’.

Premier League to review controversial VAR decisions as a matter of ‘priority’

Brighton 4-2 Leicester

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At the Amex, Brighton are closing in on another Premier League win against a dismal Leicester side.

Alexis Mac Allister has just scored from the penalty spot after Leandro Trossard was brought down by Wilfred Ndidi.

The pressure is very much building on Brendan Rodgers. Set to have picked up just one point from their opening six games.

Full team news

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Check out the full team news below as Antony makes his Manchester United debut and Oleksandr Zinchenko returns for Arsenal.

Manchester United v Arsenal team news: Antony starts

Arsenal team news

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Here is how Arsenal line up this afternoon at Old Trafford.

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko; Lokonga, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus.

Subs: Turner, Tomiyasu, Cedric, Holding, Tierney, Smith Rowe, Vieira, Marquinhos, Nketiah.

Man Utd team news: Antony starts

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Man Utd XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; McTominay, Eriksen, Fernandes; Sancho, Rashford, Antony.

Subs: Dubravka, Heaton, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred, Elanga, Ronaldo.

Man Utd vs Arsenal

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Six goals already in the early kick-off today. Let’s hope for plenty more in the blockbuster clash between Manchester United and Arsenal which is now just one hour away.

Full team news to follow...

Brighton 3-2 Leicester

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Brighton are in front now and there is no doubt about this one. Pascal Gross slides it through to Leandro Trossard and he beats Danny Ward to give the hosts the lead for a second time this afternoon.

Leicester staring down the barrell of a fifth successive Premier League defeat.

Man Utd vs Arsenal

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And this is what we know about the visitors’ squad. The official line-ups will be out in the next few minutes.

Arsenal were this week sweating on the fitness of Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale but they, along with Oleksandr Zinchenko, are now in contention to start after shaking off injuries.

However, injuries to Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are likely to see Albert Sambi Lokonga keep his place.

Brighton 2-2 Leicester

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A lot of controversy at the Amex. Alexis Mac Allister has just scored a BREATHTAKING strike from the edge of the box to send the stadium into jubilant scenes.

But, after a four and a half minute review from the VAR and on-field referee, it was eventually ruled out for an earlier offside.

Whether it was the correct decision or not is one thing, but the system has shown this weekend it has some major flaws which need to be eradicated.

Man Utd vs Arsenal

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Before we get the official team news, here is what we know for the home side.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw are both dealing with "small complaints" meaning Diogo Dalot and Tyrell Malacia should keep their places in the full-back positions for the hosts. Anthony Martial is still missing too meaning Cristiano Ronaldo could return to the starting XI, should Ten Hag look to make changes from the side that won at Leicester.

Casemiro, who has come on as a substitute in the last two matches, is pushing for a first start in the middle of the park. Fellow new boy Antony could make his debut from the bench after arriving from Ajax on deadline day.

Antony to start for Man Utd?

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Will Manchester United’s new £85.5 million man line up for Erik ten Hag’s side against Arsenal this afternoon.

Antony was confirmed as joining the club earlier this week, breaking the deadline day record for the highest fee paid by any side.

He is eligible to play today, it’s just whether Ten Hag feels confident enough to throw him straight into the mix.

Man Utd vs Arsenal

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A reminder that Arsenal have won all five games so far this season - beating Crystal Palace, Leicester, Bournemouth, Fulham and Aston Villa.

Manchester United lost to Brighton and Brentford, but have since picked up wins over Liverpool, Southampton and Leicester.

All to play for this afternoon.

Man Utd vs Arsenal

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Could well be a battle of the two managers’ tactics later today. Erik ten Hag and Mikel Arteta are both well-respected when it comes to their tactical nouse.

But who would you say has the upper hand heading into this one? Tweet me @dylanterryjnst and let me know which manager you feel is the more prepare for this afternoon’s clash.

Ten Hag and Arteta face off this afternoon in a huge Premier League encounter (Getty Images)
Ten Hag and Arteta face off this afternoon in a huge Premier League encounter (Getty Images)

Man Utd vs Arsenal

15:00 , Dylan Terry

This is a remarkable statistic. Manchester United have not won four Premier League games in a row since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in charge in April 2021 when they claimed five victories on the spin.

Erik ten Hag will be hoping to end that rotten run today. The Dutchman has arrived at Old Trafford ahead of the mouthwatering clash with Arsenal.

Ten Hag has arrived for today’s game (Manchester United via Getty Imag)
Ten Hag has arrived for today’s game (Manchester United via Getty Imag)

HT: Brighton 2-2 Leicester

14:55 , Dylan Terry

Brighton and Leicester go in at half-time after a frantic 45 minutes of football.

Kelechi Iheanacho put the visitors ahead inside the first 60 seconds, before an own goal from Luke Thomas and a Moises Caicedo finish turned things around for the hosts.

Youri Tielemans then clipped a delightful ball over the top for Patson Daka to level things up once more.

And that is how it stayed until the break.

Sancho on Ten Hag plan

14:50 , Dylan Terry

Jadon Sancho has praised Erik ten Hag’s impact since arriving at Old Trafford.

He said: “I would say (there’s) more information, a more clear plan and what to do, especially in some areas of the pitch. Definitely.

“The style of play in training is what we’re working on. Some of that you see, some of it is the intelligence of our players, creating and knowing each other well.

“We’re training more together and as you saw from pre-season, we’re playing well together. We’re playing in the style which the manager wants. Everyone is loving it at the moment.”

Man Utd vs Arsenal

14:45 , Dylan Terry

Let’s hope all the goals at the Amex Stadium are not used up ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal later on today.

There has only been one goalless draw from the past 18 meetings between these two sides, stretching back to 2009.

That stalemate came in January last year when the pair cancelled each other out at the Emirates Stadium.

None of that this afternoon, please.

Man Utd vs Arsenal

14:40 , Dylan Terry

If Brighton do beat Leicester this afternoon then they will move four points clear of Manchester United.

It means a win for Erik ten Hag’s side over Arsenal would see them climb to fifth, still a quite remarkable position given where they were after two matches.

Meanwhile, a victory for Arsenal would see them open up a four-point gap to the chasing pack behind.

Brighton 2-2 Leicester

14:35 , Dylan Terry

Goals, goals, goals and more goals at the Amex Stadium. Patson Daka has levelled things up for Leicester and it’s 2-2 on the south coast.

Follow live updates here.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Manchester United vs Arsenal

14:33 , Dylan Terry

Manchester United have only lost once at home to Arsenal in the Premier League since 2006.

That defeat came back in November 2020 when a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty was enough to hand the Gunners a 1-0 victory.

Last season, Arsenal went in front but ended up losing 3-2 as a Cristiano Ronaldo brace proved decisive for the home side.

Arteta praises Arsenal start

14:28 , Dylan Terry

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal are being rewarded for sticking with their principles as the Premier League leaders get set to take on Manchester United on Sunday.

“For me, (managing a big club) is about being consistent,” the Arsenal manager said. “So when you try to bring an idea, you have a vision and you share that vision with the football club, then you take that direction and you go for it.

“And if you’re not going to go for it, then do it with someone else, but try to do something you’ve committed to with everybody.

“Because when it starts to move in other directions, I think that brings all the time a lot of chaos, a lot of uncertainties and lack of clarity, and when that happens, normally everybody disperses and everything breaks away.

“We stick together, we believed in what we did and, hopefully, we can achieve (our goals).”

Ten Hag vows to be Ronaldo’s ‘friend and teacher’

14:23 , Dylan Terry

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.

“I will be his friend, sometimes I will be his teacher. It depends on the situation,” said Ten Hag. “But, as we all know, he didn’t have the pre-season and you cannot miss the pre-season.

“It is a base, especially in the game we play, the way of play. We play another type in comparison with last year. It depends on the demands, cooperation and it demands certain positioning, in and out of position, and the other thing is fitness.”

Brighton 2-1 Leicester

14:18 , Dylan Terry

Brighton have turned things around inside a quarter of an hour against Leicester at the Amex Stadium.

Moises Caicedo has netted their second of the game and Graham Potter’s side are now in control on the south coast.

You can follow live updates of that one via the link below.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Brighton 1-1 Leicester

14:13 , Dylan Terry

Elsewhere in the early kick-off, it has been a frantic start at the Amex Stadium in the Premier League clash between Brighton and Leicester.

The visitors, still searching for their first win of the season, netted the opener inside the first minute through Kelechi Iheanacho.

But the hosts have already hit back, levelling nine minutes later when Solly March’s header deflected in off Luke Thomas for an own goal.

We will keep you up to date with all the major happenings on the south coast.

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Early team news

14:05 , Jamie Braidwood

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw are both dealing with “small complaints” meaning Diogo Dalot and Tyrell Malacia should keep their places in the full-back positions for the hosts. Anthony Martial is still missing too meaning Cristiano Ronaldo could return to the starting XI, should Ten Hag look to make changes from the side that won at Leicester.

Casemiro, who has come on as a substitute in the last two matches, is pushing for a first start in the middle of the park. Fellow new boy Antony could make his debut from the bench after arriving from Ajax on deadline day.

Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of Martin Odegaard after picking up a knock last time out. Should the skipper not be fit to go, expect Emile Smith Rowe to step in.

Injuries to both Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are likely to see Albert Sambi Lokonga keep his place.

Predicted lineups

Man Utd: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia, Casemiro, Eriksen, Sancho, Fernandes, Elanga, Rashford

Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Lokonga, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus

What time is Manchester United vs Arsenal?

14:02 , Dylan Terry

The game kicks off at 4.30pm at Old Trafford on Saturday 4 September.

What TV channel is it on?

The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

Subscribers can also stream the game via the Sky Go app.

Good afternoon

14:00 , Dylan Terry

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Arsenal, in the biggest fixture of the weekend. The Gunners head to Old Trafford at the top of the table and with five wins from their opening five games under Mikel Arteta. They will face their biggest test of the season so far, however, as they take on Erik ten Hag’s United - who appear to have turned a corner with three consecutive wins.

Thursday’s win over Leicester came as United confirmed the €100m signing of Brazil forward Anthony, as Ten Hag was reunited with the winger he worked with at Ajax. Arsenal, meanwhile, were frustrated in their pursuit of Douglas Luiz and suddenly look a little in midfield. If Arsenal were to win it would be only their second at Old Trafford since 2006 and would increase excitement around the Emirates of a potential title challenge.