Ander Herrera, 65′ M. Rashford, 32′ M. Rashford 29′
M. Özil, 69′ D. Welbeck 40′
Manchester United denied Arsenal the pleasure of beating the Red Devils a fourth time at the Old Trafford pitch – in Arsene Wenger’s career with the Gunners. Not today as Rashford single-handedly gave United all the three points in Sunday’s encounter with rivals Arsenal at the Theater of Dreams – all the realistic dreams!
Photo: Marcus Rashford celebrates with teammates after scoring one of the vital goals
Teenager Marcus Rashford rode on his debut success when he scored two goals and set up another as Manchester United secured a dramatic 3-2 victory over Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal.
The young striker repeated his midweek debut heroics, firing United into a 2-0 lead with a double in three first-half minutes, but former Red Devil Danny Welbeck pulled one back five minutes before the break.
Rashford was involved again with 25 minutes remaining, teeing up Ander Herrera to add a third, and Mezut Ozil’s reply proved in vain for Arsene Wenger’s side.
It was ACADEMY GALORE as Louis Van Gaal paraded one United Academy teenager after another on Sunday afternoon.
Nobody gave United a chance – except me – yes, me!
As I watched the match, one of the match commentaries descended so low so say that the scoreline, United 2 Arsenal, 1 at halftime was unrealistic because of the Man United team – the team! The commentator meant that Arsenal should easily beat United with that team, because of the preponderance of United rookies – teenagers and youngsters, inexperienced teenagers against experienced and older arsenal players – that team!
Well, I didn’t see his ugly face after the match because that team, the team with youngsters, teenagers from the United Academy went on a revenge mission as if they heard the misplaced commentaries.
Manchester United won, won!
What a shame for United’s detractors and Van Gaal haters . . .
POSSESSION: United 45% Arsenal 55%
SHOTS (ON TARGET): United 4 (3) Arsenal 8 (2)
CORNERS: United 0 Arsenal 2
POSSESSION: United 39% Arsenal 61%
SHOTS (ON TARGET): United 7 (5) Arsenal 13 (5)
CORNERS: United 2 Arsenal 3
De Gea, Varela, Carrick (c), Blind, Rojo (Fosu-Mensah 55′), Schneiderlin, Herrera (Weir 90+5′), Lingard, Mata, Memphis, Rashford (Januzaj 80′).
Subs not used: Romero, McNair, Riley, Pereira.
Booked: Varela, Carrick, Herrera.
Watch as the boss, Louis van Gaal, shows us how Sanchez dives, below:
Watch match highlights as United beat the Gunners, below:
Up Man U!