Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal: Rashford's fairytale continues as Wenger's title hopes fade

Manchester United 3 - 2 Arsenal

  • 29" Marcus Rashford
  • 32" Marcus Rashford
  • 40" Danny Welbeck
  • 65" Ander Herrera
  • 69" Mesut Özil

Ref: Craig Pawson
Attendance: 75,329

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Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-2 in the Premier League this afternoon.

Manchester United's youthful line-up produced a superb performance to beat Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford, putting a major dent in Arsenal's title challenge.

The Red Devils have come in for criticism this season, but impressed their fans this afternoon after manager Louis van Gaal was forced to play the likes of Guillermo Varela and Marcus Rashford, whilst Timothy Fosu-Mensah and James Weir also came off the bench for a youthful United.

After two goals against Midtjylland in the Europa League on Thursday evening, Rashford continued his stunning start to life in the United first team, scoring the opener from close range after Gabriel had misjudged a cross from the right hand side.

Rashford then headed home to make it 2-0 shortly after, but another Manchester United academy product, Danny Welbeck, then pulled one back for Arsenal against his former club.

Rashford then set up Ander Herrera to make it 3-1 from the edge of the box, before Mesut Ozil converted into the top corner after a fine save from David de Gea.

However, United held on for the win, and possibly ended Arsene Wenger's hopes of a title for Arsenal, with the Gunners now three points behind Tottenham in second place, and five behind league leaders Leicester City.


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Team Lineups

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Michael Carrick
  • Daley Blind
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Guillermo Varela
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Juan Mata
  • Ander Herrera
  • Memphis Depay
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Marcus Rashford


  • Timothy Fosu-Mensah
  • Sergio Romero
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • James Weir
  • Andreas Pereira
  • Patrick McNair
  • Joe Riley


  • Petr Cech
  • Gabriel Paulista
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Mesut Özil
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Theo Walcott


  • Mohamed Elneny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Olivier Giroud
  • David Ospina
  • Joel Campbell
  • Alex Iwobi

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