Christiano Ronaldo scored twice, capping his 800th career goal as Manchester United came from behind to triumph over Arsenal in a hotly contested match after.
Machester United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick followed from the stands with caretaker manager Michael Carrick on the bench.
Arsenal took an early controversial lead in the 13th minute after Emile Smith Rowe’s strike at an unguarded goal with United’s Keeper David De Gea on the ground injured.
United’s protest over the goal proved futile as the goal still stood. A delightful finish by Bruno Fernandes brought them to level terms in an elaborate move involving Sancho and Fred.
The Reds were put ahead in the 53rd minute by striker Christiano Ronaldo’s clinical conversion of Marcus Rashford’s low cross, capping his 800th career goal mark.
Martin Ordegaard equalized the score after hiding home Gabriel Martinelli’s low ball making it 2-2.
Christiano Ronaldo netted the winning goal from the spot after being awarded a penalty by VAR decision following Odegaard’s challenge on Fred.
Following the win, Manchester United is now seventh placed on the table three points behind fourth placed Arsenal.
Carrick announced his decision to leave the club immediately after the match, bringing to an end his 15 year stint at the club.
“It’s not been an easy decision to make but I feel it’s the right one. I was going to take time off after I finished playing and it never happened. It feels like the right time to step away and what a way to finish,” Carrick said.