Manchester United conceded in injury time against Arsenal to drop points after an improved away performance.

It looked like Alejandro Garnacho’s late goal had given Manchester United a winner, before it was ruled out for offside.

Declan Rice then scored in the 96th minute to give Arsenal the lead, before the Gunners added a third as United pushed forward.

The 3-1 scoreline flattered the Gunners, with most United fans feeling as though the result was a robbery.

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Arsenal goal questioned

The offside goal was not the only controversial decision in the match, which included Declan Rice’s decisive late strike.

MUTV pundit Phil Bardsley suggested Rice’s goal should have been disallowed.

Speaking to the channel’s post-game coverage, Bardsley said: “It looks like Jonny [Evans] was impeded a bit, Gabriel got hold of him.”

The goal was not reviewed by VAR and was allowed to stand.

Bardsley added: “The second half we were the better team.”

‘See the game out’

Manchester United had looked like winning the game with Garnacho’s late strike. But with it disallowed, the team may have had to settle for a draw.

Instead the Gunners went up and won the game, and there was some annoyance United could not at least come away with a point.

This was the view of MUTV pundit Danny Webber, who told the channel: “It’s not offside. If it is, it’s a fingernail. But I’m not going to clutch at straws, you have still got to see the game out.”

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was not happy with the disallowed goal after the game either.

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