Marcus Rashford scored twice and summer signing Anthony scored on his debut as Manchester United beat an in-form Arsenal 3-1 at Old Trafford.
Anthony opened the scoring in the 35th minute after the transfer from Ajax and Bukayo Saka responded for Arsenal, but two goals from Rashford continued Eric ten Haag’s early-season comeback.
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Mikel Arteta’s side won their opening five Premier League games, but United stave off Arsenal’s perfect start to a four-game winning streak after an initial struggle of the season.
Arsenal looked to be off to a perfect start in the 12th minute when Gabriel Martinelli put Saka’s shot on goal.
United took the lead in the 35th minute with an Anthony goal. Rashford was laid off and the Brazil international scored past Aaron Ramsdale to become the 21st United player to score on his Premier League debut.
Arsenal returned to equalize in the 60th minute when Saka homered with a side foot after Gabriel Jesus had the ball kicked by Diogo Dalot.
United struck back through Rashford six minutes later, with the striker’s shot deflected off Ben White following a defense-splitting pass from Bruno Fernandes.
Rashford scored their second goal in the 75th minute before Eriksen scored from close range.
United look to have regained their confidence after heavy defeats to Brighton and Brentford, and Ten Hag’s approach has paid off.
Anthony started on the right, Rashford in the middle, Jadon Sancho on the left and Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench alongside Brazilian Casemiro.
“The spirit of this team, they can handle setbacks, so we did that. It’s really great and shows your mentality. Hug said after the game. “We are happy with the win and we are happy with our performance against a really good team. They played really well.”
Gunners boss Arteta was concerned that his team was not making the most of a good performance.
“It’s very disappointing that we didn’t win the game,” Arteta said. rice field.
“I told the players at half-time that the game is meant to be won. If we play with more courage, we can win the game. rice field” [for us]The big lesson is that if you want to win here you have to get everything right.”
Arsenal topped the standings with 15 points after five wins from the start of the season, but United move up to fifth, three points behind the Gunners.