Manchester United got their pre-season campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory over Arsenal in front of a record crowd at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring for United in the 25th minute, converting a penalty after Bukayo Saka was fouled in the box. Jadon Sancho doubled the lead in the 60th minute, firing home from close range after a good cross from Marcus Rashford.
Arsenal had a few chances to get back into the game, but they were unable to find the net. The result was a good start for United under new manager Erik ten Hag, who will be hoping to build on this performance in their remaining pre-season friendlies.
United were the better team on the day, and they deserved their victory. They created more chances, and they were more clinical in front of goal. Fernandes and Sancho were both impressive, and they will be hoping to continue their good form in the upcoming season.
Arsenal were disappointing, and they will need to improve if they want to challenge for the top four this season. They created some chances, but they were not clinical enough. They also lacked a cutting edge in the final third.