Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 800th career goal as Manchester United produced one of the high-scoring football results of the midweek action in the Premier League. Ralf Rangnick was in the stands to watch the game after being granted his work permit. Arsenal went ahead with a controversial opener before Bruno Fernandes grabbed the equalizer before the break. Cristiano Ronaldo then put the hosts ahead with his 800th career goal before Martin Odegaard equalized. Ronaldo then scored the winner from the penalty spot after Odegaard brought down Fred in the box.
Man Utd: De Gea (6), Dalot (7), Lindelof (7), Maguire (6), Telles (7), Fred (7), McTominay (6), Sancho (6), Bruno Fernandes (8), Rashford (7), Ronaldo (8).
Subs: Lingard (n/a), Martial (n/a), Van de Beek (n/a).
Arsenal: Ramsdale (7), Tomiyasu (6), White (6), Gabriel (7), Tavares (6), Partey (6), Elneny (6), Smith Rowe (6), Odegaard (7), Martinelli (8), Aubameyang (5).
Subs: Saka (6), Lacazette (n/a), Nketiah (n/a).
Man of the match: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Michael Carrick: “It’s not been an easy decision to make, to be honest, but I feel it’s the right one and I feel quite happy.” he added. “I’ve meant to take some time off after I finished playing and I promised the family that we would have some time together and it’s never happened. It feels like the right time to step away. I’ll be back around the place. I’m not disappearing. But it’s just the right time and what a way to finish. It’s a perfect night really.”
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: “It is what it is. If you concede three goals at Old Trafford, you make it very difficult to get a result.” he added. “I’m disappointed with the way we conceded some of the goals. We had some really good periods. We got back in the game. When we scored the second one, we were in total control, but we threw it [away] again. We needed another two goals to win it and we were incapable of doing it.”
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