Anthony scored in the 35th minute following his earlier move from Ajax Bugayo Saka Arsenal responded, but Rashford’s brace saw Erik ten Hoag’s side continue their early-season revival.
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Mikel Arteta’s side had won their opening five Premier League matches but United halted Arsenal’s perfect start to record a fourth straight win this season after their early struggles.
Arsenal got off to the perfect start in the 12th minute Gabriel Martinelli Raced in and headed home after being sent off by a teammate, but the goal was disallowed after a VAR check for a foul on Martin Odegaard. Christian Erickson.
United took the lead through Anthony in the 35th minute when Rashford came on for the Brazil international. Aaron Ramsdale — Became 21st United player to score on Premier League debut.
Rashford scored his second of the game in the 75th minute when Eriksen scored from point-blank range for the England international.
United seem to have rediscovered their confidence after opening the campaign with horrendous defeats against Brighton and Brentford, and Ten Hoag’s approach is now producing results.
Anthony was given a spot on the right flank with Rashford central and Jadon Sancho on the left, while Cristiano Ronaldo started on the bench alongside Brazilian Casemiro.
“The spirit from this team is that they can overcome setbacks and we did, which is great and shows your mentality. We’ve really improved on that,” said Den Haag after the match. “We are happy and satisfied with the win and the performance against a good team. They played well.”
Gunners boss Arteta was worried his side didn’t make much of a good performance.
“I’m very disappointed that we didn’t win the game,” Arteta said. “The game was taken. We didn’t win it because there were some moments of lack of discipline and we were ruthless in front of goal.
“The game is for the game, if we play more bravely we will win the game. I told the players at half-time that it should have been 1-1, then 2-1. [for us]. It’s a big lesson that if you want to be successful here, you have to do everything right.”
Arsenal are top of the table with 15 points thanks to their opening five wins, while United move up to fifth, three points behind the Gunners.