In a high-profile pre-season clash, two of the Premier League’s top clubs, Arsenal and Manchester United, squared off in a thrilling encounter as they geared up for the upcoming 2023/24 football season.
Taking place at the MetLife Stadium in New York on Saturday, July 22, 2023, this match was highly anticipated by fans on both sides. Arsenal had previously impressed with a commanding 5-0 victory over the MLS All-Stars, featuring notable performances from newcomers Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, and Jurrien Timber, all of whom were handed their first starts for the club by manager Mikel Arteta. On the other hand, Manchester United had secured victories over Leeds and Lyon in their initial pre-season games.
United’s latest addition, Andre Onana, was present to witness his new teammates in action against the Premier League runners-up from the previous season.
The game itself saw Manchester United emerge victorious with a 2-0 win, thanks to first-half goals scored by Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho. In addition to the regulation time result, the Red Devils prevailed 5-3 in the penalty shootout, adding to the excitement and drama of the match.
Both clubs displayed their talents and showcased their preparations for the upcoming season, leaving fans eager for more exhilarating football in the Premier League.