Manchester United have beaten Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford after going behind in bizarre circumstances.

Emile Smith-Rowe gave the Gunners the lead in the 13th minute after putting the ball into an empty net.

The goal came as Fred stood on David de Gea’s foot, following an Arsenal corner, and the Spaniard went down injured.

Referee Martin Atkinson didn’t blow his whistle to stop play before Smith-Rowe’s strike hit the back of the net and therefore the goal stood, as it was Fred who fouled his team mate.

Bruno Fernandes equalised in the 44th minute, following a good combination from Jadon Sancho and Fred.

Early in the second half Cristiano Ronaldo slotted home a Marcus Rashford cutback, to score his 800th career goal.

But three minutes later, Martin Odegaard scored with a similar finish to Ronaldo, to bring the scores level once again.

Following a challenge by Odegaard on Fred in the penalty area, which Atkinson gave a penalty for, following a VAR check, Ronaldo smashed the ball down the middle past Aaron Ramsdale, to make it 3-2.

Manchester United have now moved to seventh position with 21 points while Arsenal remains in fifth position with 23 points from the 14 matches played so far. Chelsea sit on top of the log with 33 points.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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