A brace from Marcus Rashford helped Manchester United record a 3-2 victory over Arsenal in their English Premier League encounter at Old Trafford on Sunday. The hosts stamped their authority on the game inside the opening 32 minutes with two good goals from Rashford. The United youngster put his side ahead in the 29th when he found the top corner and doubled their lead in the 32nd minute when he nodded home a Jesse Lingard cross.
The men from London looked to be finding their feet and scored their goal when Danny Welbeck found the back of the net from a Mesut Oezil free kick after some poor defending from the home side. The Gunners looked to net their second in the closing stages of the half but were held off by the Red Devils as they ended the half with a 2-1 lead. In the second stanza both teams looked to get ahead and pressed for the opening goal of the half.
It was the Old Trafford faithful that were out of their seats once more as Ander Hererra met a Rashford pass and sent a stunner into the top corner off Laurent Koscielny in the 65th minute. Their two-goal cushion did not last long as four minutes later Arsene Wenger’s men got one back when Oezil smashed one into the ground and into the net beating David De Gea. After five minutes of added time it was Louis Van Gaal’s men that came out on top running out 3-2 victors.
The result sees the men from Old Trafford jump into fifth place recording their 12th victory while their visitors remain in third, slipping further behind leaders Leicester City and local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who saw off Swansea City.