Anthony Martial wiped out Arsenal’s lead at Old Trafford with a controversial goal after replays confirmed his equaliser should never have stood.
A rare David de Gea error had gifted the visitors the lead after the Spain international could only parry Shkodran Mustafi’s header up in the air, with the ball looping backwards and fractionally over the goal-line before Ander Herrera could hook it to safety.
Arsenal’s advantage lasted less than five minutes, however, after Jose Mourinho’s side benefited from a fortuitous call from the linesman.
Matteo Guendouzi’s foul on Martial handed Marco Rojo, making his first appearance of the season, the chance to test Bernd Leno from 25 yards.
The German managed to tip away the defender’s effort but Herrera collected the loose ball and crossed low for birthday boy Martial who fired home from close range.
Replays showed that Herrera had been standing in an offside position when the kick was taken much to the fury of Gooners who immediately bemoaned the lack of VAR….