Arsenal vs Manchester United LIVE score and goal updates as Bruno Fernandes misses penalty


Manchester United take on Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

United confirmed the appointment of Erik ten Hag on Thursday and it will be the first game the Reds have played in the Premier League following that news. Ten Hag joins United on a three-year contract with the option of an additional year.

It seems highly likely Ten Hag won’t be managing United in the Champions League next season. United have endured a miserable campaign and they sit three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, while the London club also have one game in hand.

United play fifth-placed Arsenal today and the game will have huge ramifications on the top four race. Regarding team news, Scott McTominay, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo all start after their respective absences. Fred, Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani remain sidelined through injury.

Follow the live blog below for updates throughout from the Emirates.

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63′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

Elanga is brought down

Elanga is brought down and no penalty is given.

That looked a foul.

63′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

CHANCE!

Dalot hits the post.

So close.

60′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

Ronaldo has the ball in the net

Ronaldo has the ball in the net but it’s offside.

Correct decision, albeit it was marginal.

59′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

CHANCE!

Ramsdale tips Elanga’s effort around the post.

58′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

Fernandes’ season has just been summarised

56′ – ARS 2-1 MUNKEY EVENT

PENALTY MISSED

Fernandes hits the post from the spot.

54′ – ARS 2-1 MUNKEY EVENT

PENALTY UNITED

PENALTY UNITED.

Penalty is given – Fernandes will take.

Handball from Tavares.

Bruno Fernandes leads Manchester United protests against Craig Pawson. (Image: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

54′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

The tempo has gone

It would have been hard to match the intensity of the first half, but the game’s tempo has undoubtedly dropped following the interval.

51′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

CHANCE!

Awful from Dalot but Arsenal can’t take advantage

The full-back jumped in like an amateur there.

50′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

Poor from Matic

Matic takes his eye off the ball and United lose possesion.

That was cheap.

48′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

Arsenal enjoying more of the ball

United have just 37% possession.

45′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

We’re back under way

Here we go.

HT – ARS 2-1 MUNSamuel Luckhurst

Half-time ratings

And here are your half-time ratings.

De Gea

A couple of good saves. 7

Dalot

Dreadful in defence, unfortunate not to score. 5

Lindelof

Best of a bad bunch at the back. 5

Varane

Dreadful for the first goal. 4

Telles

Dreadful in general. 2

McTominay

Wasted a good chance from a corner. 5

Matic

Good cross for Ronaldo. 6

Sancho

Got Cedric on toast. 7

Fernandes

Not clinical with his chance. 5

Elanga

Some decent moments. 6

Ronaldo

United’s best player and scored. 8

Nuno Tavares of Arsenal celebrates scoring against United. (Image: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

HT – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

HALF-TIME

That’s the whistle for half-time.

That was an entertaining 45 minutes of football, but United are behind at the break.

There’s work to do in the second half.

45 + 4′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

CHANCE!

De Gea saves from Odegaard.

That was straightforward.

45 + 2′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

Ramsdale has looked shaky

Ramsdale has just saved from Telles, but he’s looked shaky today.

Arsenal are certainly gettable.

45′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

Five minutes added on

There have been a few stoppages.

43′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

United under pressure

United are pinned back by Arsenal.

40′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

CHANCE!

That was chaos in United’s box but they survive.

Elanga blocks Saka’s shot.

39′ – ARS 2-1 MUNTyrone Marshall

United have looked dangerous today

This has probably been United’s best attacking performance in two months. They could easily have scored more than one, Cristiano Ronaldo has been excellent and the wingers have the beating of their full-backs every time. Arsenal’s fans are agitated by their team trying to play out from the back and United are pressing well to put the pressure on. This game is there to be won if they improve defensively.

37′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSamuel Luckhurst

‘Man United, we’ll support you ever more’

United are actually pressing successfully, but that’s as much to do with how inexpert Arsenal are at playing out from their own area. They don’t have the full skill set to pull it off.

Sometimes they have but more often they haven’t. The United fans sound more optimistic, chanting the throwback ‘Man United, we’ll support you ever more’.

34′ – ARS 2-1 MUNSteven Railston

That was a breathless 10 minutes

That was a breathless 10 minutes. Ronaldo’s goal was well taken and it’s the least United deserve after conceding from that dubious penalty. It was also a poignant goal for Ronaldo after a difficult week.

33′ – ARS 2-1 MUNKEY EVENT

GOAL! 2-1 UNITED!

GOAL! 2-1 UNITED!

Ronaldo with the goal, what a response.

That’s his 100th Premier League goal.

31′ – ARS 2-0 MUNKEY EVENT

GOAL! 2-0 ARSENAL!

GOAL! 2-0 ARSENAL!

There’s no doubt about that goal – it will stand.

Saka converts from the spot.

28′ – ARS 1-0 MUNKEY EVENT

PENALTY ARSENAL

It’s been given.

28′ – ARS 1-0 MUNKEY EVENT

GOAL DISALLOWED

GOAL DISALLOWED!

But it might be a penalty from Telles’ challange.

27′ – ARS 2-0 MUNKEY EVENT

GOAL! 2-0 ARSENAL!

GOAL! 2-0 ARSENAL!

Nketiah makes it two.

25′ – ARS 1-0 MUNSteven Railston

CHANCE!

De Gea saves from point blank range.

That wasn’t beating the Spaniard.

24′ – ARS 1-0 MUNSamuel Luckhurst

Arsenal have failed to build momentum

Arsenal have not built on that fast start and that United have had four chances is a reflection of the poor standard between the teams competing for fourth. It was slightly similar during United-Spurs last month.

Ronaldo has been good, despite skying that chance when he ought to have hit the target. United are having some joy against two poor full-backs.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the Manchester United line-up. (Image: James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

23′ – ARS 1-0 MUNSteven Railston

CHANCE!

Dalot hits the bar.

United knocking on the door.





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