Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Met Life Stadium in New York for a pre-season friendly with a record crowd in attendance.

All eyes were on Manchester United’s first game in the United States since the tour under Jose Mourinho in 2018.

United face Arsenal, Real Madrid, Wrexham and Borussia Dortmund between now and July 31, in a busy overseas pre-season schedule for Erik ten Hag‘s side.

This game saw United beat Arsenal comfortably, and then win an exhibition penalty shootout afterward.

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Manchester United v Arsenal attendance

A packed stadium saw Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-0 in the fixture, with goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho.

BBC Sport’s Simon Stone reported the game was due to ‘generate record revenues for a club game at the MetLife Stadium.’

The official attendance was 82,262, a new record.

The previous record attendance for a ‘soccer’ game at the stadium was 82,104, when Barcelona took on Juventus in 2017. Tonight’s game will look to break that record.

The stadium has previously held 89,000 for a concert with additional seating areas provided.

This is Manchester United’s third pre-season game after a 2-0 win over Leeds and a 1-0 win against Lyon.

Manchester United v Real Madrid set attendance record

Manchester United’s match against Real Madrid in Michigan in 2014 famously set an attendance record.

103,918 people packed into the Rose Bowl, BBC Sport reported, with the Red Devils winning 3-1. Luke Shaw was among the players who featured.

Manchester United face Real Madrid next week on July 28 in Houston. The NRG Stadium has a more modest capacity, with 72,220 seats.

Tonight’s match against Arsenal will be packed with supporters from both Premier League teams, determined to put on a show.

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