Man United defeated Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday, with Marcus Rashford scoring twice for Erik ten Hag’s team.
Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen have been highlighted as significant Manchester United players by Marcus Rashford.
United overcame Arsenal 3-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, ending the London club’s unbeaten league record. Antony scored on his debut, and Rashford added two more to help United earn three points.
United have now won four consecutive Premier League games for the first time since April 2021, and momentum is firmly behind Erik ten Hag, who made another bold decision by leaving Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench.
Despite scoring two goals, Eriksen was awarded Man of the Match for his performance, and he was congratulated by his teammates after the game. Rashford commented on his performance and praised Eriksen and Fernandes’ contributions.
“It’s a significant game against Arsenal, and their strong start to the season means it was a difficult test for us,” Rashford told Sky Sports. “We showed up, we met the task, and we should be proud of ourselves.
“It’s a quick transition to the next game, but it’s wonderful to get into a routine and keep playing games. It was difficult because they are a good team, they understand the ideas, and they are a position-based squad. [They] provide a lot of challenging stuff, such as players dropping into pockets and some offensive danger; it’s a difficult game, which we expected, so we had to be ready for it.
“We’ve made some wonderful passes with the ball, and as long as we make three, four, or five runs, we’ll get the ball. We may not get it the first time, but we must persevere for 90 minutes.
“It’s difficult; we have to give them possession where they can’t hurt us because, as I mentioned, they’re a good team; we tried to give the ball at the back and allow them have time there before pressing them on the side.
“They’ve gotten through the press a couple of times, and they’re electrifying when they get going. When Bruno and Chris are on the ball, it’s critical to keep going. It’s critical to make them run and give them options, which we accomplished.”