The game played at Old Trafford was not without its moment of controversy after VAR struck out Arsenal’s opener by Martinelli.
United won the first-half 1-0 thanks to new signing, Antony.
Arsenal replied in the second period a 60th minute equalizer by Saka.
United responding in kind by taking the game beyond the reach of the in-form Gunners with 2 goals from Marcus Rashford in the 66th and 76th minute.
The game really began with some VAR action after G. Martinelli thought he had given Arsenal the lead in the 12 minute only for the Video Assistant Referee to rule it out for a foul on United’s Erikseen by Ødegaard in the buildup to the goal.
United, then, took the lead in 35thminute through new signing, Antony, with a left-footed finish from close range.
United maintained their 1-0 advantage heading into the break.
The second half saw Arsenal come out the hungrier of the two sides.
The away team eventually got their equalizer through Bukayo Saka in the 60th minute after fluffing his lines some minutes earlier.
This sparked United into the game–who had already brought on their Legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, for goal scorer, Antony.
United reclaimed their lead off a through pass from Bruno Fernandes which Rashford duly converted in the 66th minute.
10 minutes later, the Arsenal defence completely went to bed and were punished for it after a defence splitting pass saw Eriksen racing into the box totally unmarked. He square played the ball into the path of an on-rushing Rashford to tap in the third.
Arsenal almost snatched one back on the 90th minute mark but McTominay was in hand to intercept a through pass in the part of substitute, Vieira, to send it behind for a corner.
Ronaldo could have gifted Arsenal a goal in the 92nd minute when his trick of a chest down came Jesus’way who played it to Emile Smith Rowe, who, then, sent his effort wide.
3-1 was how things ended in favour of Manchester United, a score that do not truly reflect the match itself.