Man United vs Arsenal (LIVE UPDATES): Gunners seek to end poor run at Old Trafford

Nigeria-born youngster, Bukayo Saka, has emerged as the youngest player to ever start a Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal.

Saka in recent weeks has been hugging the headlines and he would be hoping to help the Gunners break their Old Trafford jinx.

Before tonight, the 17-year-old had started just one Premier League game so far this season, a 3-2 win over Aston Villa where he was withdrawn at the interval. He, however, performed exceptionally in a Europa League win in Frankfurt.

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 12 home league games against Arsenal since a 0-1 loss in September 2006.

However, victories for Tottenham, Chelsea and outside top four contenders Leicester over the weekend mean Unai Emery’s side cannot afford to drop any points as they bid to qualify for the Champions League.

For United, the pressure is even worse as this is the first top-flight meeting between United and Arsenal with the Red Devils starting the day in the bottom half of the table since December 3, 1989.

Stay on this page for live updates from Old Trafford.

Kickoff is at 8.00 p.m.

United XI: De Gea, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; McTominay, Pogba, Pereira; Lingard, James, Rashford.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Chambers, Luiz, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi; Pepe, Aubameyang, Saka



Kickoff at Old Trafford… Arsenal get the game underway


First throw-in goes to United


Five minutes gone… Man United 0-0 Arsenal


Arsenal try to launch an attack from the right flank but the Gunners have been checkmated

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United come close but Arsenal block away for a corner kick


Rashford unable to get the touch.. goal kick for Arsenal


Booked! Yellow card for Chambers



Increased pressure coming from United but Ashley Young gives Arsenal some respite as he ballons the ball over the bar


Kolasinac tries a crafty pass but no connection from any of the Arsenal players


Goal kick for the Gunners still United 0-0 Arsenal


Saka forces Young to give Arsenal a throw-in


Free kick as Saka is hacked down by Lingard


David James tries to whip a cross but an easy catch made by the Arsenal keeper


Another free-kick for Arsenal… Pepe with a wasteful effort


Sokratis tackled badly by Rashford and the United forward gets a YELLOW CARD


SAVE! Leno with a fantastic save to deny Andreas Pereira


Saka gets a good pass across to Pepe but he blows it off


Dangerous tackles by the United players.. Andreas Pereira booked


Free kick for Arsenal but bad execution by the Gunners


Pepe with a shot on target but De Gea makes a routine save


Pogba shot blocked!


Another Yellow card.. Ashley Young is the latest recipient


Ball Possession: Man Utd 60%- Arsenal 40%


Rashford takes a run but his final touch lets him down


Fine shot by Saka .. De Gea with a crucial save


GOALLL .. United take the lead


Half Time Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal


After a quiet start, Scott McTominay finishes well just before the break… Can Gunners come back in the second half?


Second half resumes



United is dominating the early proceedings in the second half


Chambers wins a corner kick for Arsenal as his shot his blocked away


CHANCE! Torerira with a febble attempt well-saved by De Gea


United make a shout for handball.. referee waves it off


Arsenal SUB: Ceballos in for Toreirra


Free kick for Arsenal .. Luiz’s effort deflected for a corner kick


United come close to doubling their lead..Matteo Guendouzi with a crucial block for Arsenal


VAR gives it for Arsenal


Aubameyang get the equaliser… Saka with the assist


Saka almost gets another goal for Arsenal but a wicked deflection saves United


One hour gone at Old Trafford… Man United 1-0 Arsenal


Sorry One hour is gone at Old Trafford… Man United 1-! Arsenal


Pogba with a shot.. just inches wide


YELLOW CARD .. Lingard booked for a rash challenge


Four yards down McTominay unable to head United back in front


Free kick for United .. Young takes it but Arsenal clear their lines


United planning a double substitution


Leno with a fantastic save for Arsenal


Harry Maguire with a thunderous effort


Jesse Lingard out for Fred while Greenwood replaces Andreas Pereira…


Unai Emery also pulls out Pepe for Reiss Nelson


YELLOW CARD: Arsenal captain Xahka booked


Saka finally makes way for Joe Willock


Double corner kick for Arsenal


Double corner kick for Arsenal


Frenetic finish at Old Trafford as both teams are looking for a goal


Free kick for United just at the edge of the box


Four minutes added time


Rashford takes it but Leno saves for Arsenal


FULL TIME: United 1-1 Arsenal





















 

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