Manchester United vs Arsenal: Premier League LIVE scores, goals and updates

  • Manchester United are unbeaten in 11 home league matches against Arsenal
  • The Red Devils have conceded 23 goals in their opening 14 Premier League games
  • Arsenal have lost their last three midweek league games, conceding three goals in each defeat
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored with his last 10 shots on target in the Premier League

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Premier League LIVE scores, goals and updates

Anthony Martial celebrates scoring for Man Utd (Image: GETTY)


Ashley Young is unavailable due to suspension as question marks hang over a number of Jose Mourinho’s players.

That includes Romelu Lukaku and Luke Shaw, both of whom came off with knocks in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Southampton. Marcus Rashford, having also been substituted, was backed after the game by boss Mourinho to be fit for this contest.

Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian were not part of the matchday squad at St Mary’s, along with Alexis Sanchez (hamstring) and Victor Lindelof (muscular injury), a pair who will definitely miss out again.

Mesut Ozil did not train with the first team on Monday, and has been ruled out of Arsenal’s last two matches with a back problem.

Granit Xhaka is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the victory against Tottenham. Nacho Monreal (hamstring), Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin) and Danny Welbeck (ankle) remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Dalot, Shaw, Valencia, Darmian, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Pereira, Fred, Herrera, Fellaini, Matic, McTominay, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial.

Provisional squad: Leno, Cech, Bellerin, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Torreira, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Smith Rowe, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Nketiah.

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Premier League LIVE scores, goals and updates

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Premier League LIVE scores, goals and updates (Image: REUTERS)


53 – Another injury problem for Arsenal as Torreira is down with a knee problem. Crazy scenes.

51 – Good move by United by Arsenal clear for a corner. Arsenal eventually clear their lines.

50 – Arsenal have started this half on the front foot but no clear chances so far.

46 – Blow for Arsenal to lose their captain. But Mkhitaryan will be hungry to prove himself to his former club.

46 – Substitution – Aaron Ramsey OFF, Henrikh Mkhitaryan ON


A feisty first 45 minutes at Old Trafford. After taking the lead with the aid of a De Gea mistake, Arsenal will be disappointed to have conceded so quickly.

But United have played well and probably deserve to be at least level.


45 – Three minutes added on by the referee.

44 – Another injury problem for Arsenal with Ramsey holding his ankle.

42 – Yellow card for Matic after pulling back Aubameyang.

39 – Yellow card for Lingard after a foul on Torreira.

38 – Yellow card for Rojo after a poor tackle on Guendouzi.

36 – Substitution – Rob Holding OFF, Stephan Lichtsteiner ON

33 – Problem for Arsenal with Rob Holding struggling with a knee injury. And he is being stretched off in a knee brace.

Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin (L) jumps in to celebrate after Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi scored (Image: GETTY)

30 – The free kick from Rojo is well saved by Leno. But Herrera reacts quickest to the rebound and his ball across is finished off by Martial. His eighth of the season.


29 – Free kick to United in a dangerous position.

26 – From a corner, Mustafi has a free header. It should have been a simple save for De Gea but the ball slips out of his hands and crosses the line before Herrera could clear away. Huge error by De Gea


24 – After a slow start Arsenal are getting on top and starting to dominate.

19 – Chance for Arsenal. Ramsey feeds Kolasinac, who has got in behind Dalot. His ball across doesn’t find Aubameyang in the centre and ball is cleared. 

Arsenal keep coming forward but Bellerin’s volley goes well wide.

15 – First corner of the match for Arsenal after Alex Iwobi gets in behind Eric Bailly. But United deal with the cross from Torreira.

12 – Another shot on target for United this time through Anthony Martial but it’s a tame effort.

10 – United bossing possession so far with 59 per cent of the ball but they have hurt Arsenal yet.

6 – Looks like Jesse Lingard has been told to man-mark Lucas Torreira. Clearly, Mourinho views him as a threat to United.

4 – Marcus Rashford has the first shot on target with an effort from distance. But Leno holds on comfortably.

2 – Cagey start by both team but Man Utd are on the front foot so far.

Kick off

19:55: The teams are in the tunnel and making their way to the pitch…

Ander Herrera

Man Utd’s Ander Herrera in action with Arsenal’s Rob Holding (Image: Reuters)

19:45: Could the loss of his former assistant Rui Faria be the key to Jose Mourinho’s problems? Scholes thinks so…

“I think the assistant (leaving) is the big one,” Scholes said.

“Rui Faria was with him for a long time, he had been at every club with him.

“All of a sudden he is gone and apparently, I don’t know, but apparently he was very influential in what he did day to day.

“He’s lost that and he does look a bit lonely at times.

“I think that’s a big part of it.”

19:35: Incredible stat from Opta – Manchester United have made a total of 46 changes to their starting XI in the Premier League so far this season, including 7 changes tonight – more than any other team in the competition. Tinkering.

19:30: Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have been talking about Paul Pogba again.

Scholes said: ”He’s getting to the age where the penny should be dropping!”

Ferdinand added: ”It’s very easy to blame your manager when you’re playing badly.”

19:20: Mourinho has been talking about his team selection.

When asked if his team was a gamble, Mourinho told BT Sport: “I don’t think gambling, I think sacrifice. They are confident.

“I would never play a player if they have doubts. “That’s what happened against Southampton, too many doubts.”

19:10: Looks like United are matching Arsenal in terms of formation.

Both teams are set to play 3-4-3 which adds an interesting element to the match.

19:05: Line-ups

Man Utd – De Gea; Darmian, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo, Dalot; Matic, Herrera, Lingard; Martial, Rashford

Arsenal – Leno, Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac, Torreira, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Iwobi, Aubameyang


Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba drop to the bench for Manchester United in six changes from Jose Mourinho.

There are two Arsenal changes with Aaron Ramsey starting as captain and Matteo Guendouzi coming into the team for the suspended Granit Xhaka.

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is on the bench for Man Utd (Image: Reuters)


18:45: In his programme notes, Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho has bemoaned their injury woes.

He said: “As we come towards the Christmas period, there are many games to play and we are at a time in the season when we have picked up a lot of injuries – only a person with an intention can hide that fact,” he wrote.

“Our injuries are leaving us in a very difficult position to manage, and I have to say that some of our players deserve real credit for their team ethic and bravery to be playing in positions that are not natural to them; for example, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic playing as central defenders in our last match.

“This is a game which we want to win and, to have the best chance of that, we have to remember the saying that ‘simplicity is genius’.

“We have to make our weaknesses become our strengths, with real determination, pride and desire to win the match.

“There isn’t space for people that are not ready to give it their all.

“We must be strong, confident and unite to create an atmosphere of empathy, with our supporters by playing with heart and with passion.

“Lots of young players need that support and belief to help them put in a strong performance.”

18:37: The two teams will begin the match in contrasting form.

United are winless in their last three league games and have conceded 23 goals in their 14 games so far.

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 12 league games and on Sunday beat north London rivals Tottenham 4-2.

18:30: Hello and good evening to live coverage from Old Trafford as Manchester United take on in-form Arsenal.