Manchester United vs Arsenal

  • Marcus Rashford scores first Premier League goals on top flight debut.
  • Danny Welbeck responds to halve the deficit.
  • Ander Herrera steers home a third after the hour mark to re-establish two-goal lead.
  • Mesut Ozil gives the Gunners hope with seventh goal of the season.
Marcus Rashford
Rashford put United ahead with a fine finish. Getty Images

Well that is all we have time for on this Premier League live text. We have coverage of the League Cup final between Liverpool and Manchester City here but until next time, goodbye.


Full time: Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal

Arsenal stay five points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City as their winless run at Old Trafford go on. Manchester United claim a third straight win as Marcus Rashford scored twice and made another for Ander Herrera. Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil responded but defeat is a huge blow to the club's title chances.


Five added minutes at Old Trafford.


United holding the ball in the corner to frustrate Arsenal. Painful afternoon, so far, so the Gunners.


It has not been an all-out assault on the United goal from Arsenal in the closing minutes but they do go close to equalising as Koscielny is denied by De Gea. Into the last five minutes.


Fair to say that Louis van Gaal has broken the internet with his theatrics on the bench. Arsenal are still pushing, with neighbours Tottenham now winning, as Giroud heads over at the back post. Into the final ten minutes.


Bit of heat to this game now. Craig Pawson has reached for his cards a few times and now Louis van Gaal is becoming involved. The Dutch coach takes exception to the latest Arsenal free-kick and confronts Mike Dean, falling theatrically to the floor. Comical moment and the home faithful are loving it.


Handbags at dawn at Old Trafford. A late challenge from Ander Herrera is reacted to by Aaron Ramsey, who pushes the Spaniard to the ground. Yellow cards to both players, probably rightly so.


Goal: Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal (Mesut Ozil)

Game back on at Old Trafford and still 21 minutes left. Sanchez plays a delightful cross in and after De Gea saves well from Welbeck from close range, Ozil miss-hits a volley into the ground and into the top corner.


Goal: Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal (Ander Herrera)

Arsenal look leggy and United take full advantage. Mata finds Rashford who toys with Koscielny and he pulls the ball back to Herrera who via a deflection off the Frenchman finds the net from 25 yards.


Giroud replaces Theo Walcott, who can't have had many fewer anonymous performances than his 62 minutes this afternoon.


Depay dives inside and unleashes a shot which Cech beats out at first before claiming the loose ball. Arsenal have really dropped off the pace now and United are much more of a threat. Olivier Giroud coming on to try and change the momentum.


Morgan Schneiderlin had a shot well blocked in a rare effort for United in this second half. Arsenal dominating possession but the hosts are holding them at arms length. Just over half an hour remaining.


Tim Fosu-Mensah on for his Manchester United debut in place of the injured Maroc Rojo; the 31st player used by the club in the Premier League this season.


Aaron Ramsey almost latches onto a through ball but it is all Arsenal at the start of his second half. United can barely get on the ball.


Marcus Rashford goes down with a groin problem but he has quickly resumed. That really would be a kick in the teeth for United. Subdued start to the half.


Players out for the second half and though Marcus Rashford is the toast of Old Trafford, there is still a game to win for both sides after Danny Welbeck pulled a goal back. United have never lost a half time Premier League lead at Old Trafford, but Arsenal will attettp to make history as the second half gets under way.


Half time: Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal

It might not have the implications it once has, but Manchester United vs Arsenal doesn't fail to disappoint. Marcus Rashford scores his first Premier League goals on his top flight debut before another local Manchester lad Danny Welbeck pulls one back for the Gunners; setting up the prospect of an thrilling second half.


Mesut Ozil and then Alexis Sanchez denied by a Manchester United wall from a dangerous free-kick. Corner from Ozil is flicked on and the ball hits Schneiderlin on the line.


Goal: Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal (Danny Welbeck)

A goal for another Manchester United youngster, but this time playing for Arsenal as the visitors halve the deficit. Mesut Ozil plays a low free-kick in and Danny Welbeck flicks on and beyond De Gea from eight yards. Game on.


Arsenal started well but they have been overwhelmed by two fine finishes from Rashford amid a shambolic defensive display. Leicester began the day five points clear and with Tottenham losing as well, they're on course to retain that lead.


Goal: Manchester United 2-0 Arsenal (Marcus Rashford)

Can you believe this? Arsenal at sixes and sevens as Rashford doubles the lead almost immediately. Varela keeps the attack alive with a back header and Lingard turns and lofts a ball in and Rashford, totally unmarked, heads into the corner. Quite an arrival and the Gunners are in a world of problems.


Goal: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal (Marcus Rashford)

The Oscars in America are tonight, but you couldn't write this script. Herrera feeds Varela whose cross is not cleared by Koscileny or Gabriel and Rashford on his league debut pounces on the loose ball and fires beyond Cech.


Second booking for a Manchester United defender, as Michael Carrick scythes down Danny Welbeck. Free kick for Arsenal 30 yards down and Ozil over it. The German swings the ball in and though Sanchez almost latches onto it in the inside right channel, the linesman flags for offside.