Arsenal lift hopes of top four after beating Manchester United

Manchester United’s disappointing run of results continued after they were beaten 3-1 by Arsenal in an entertaining match at the Emirates Stadium.

Nuno Tavares put Arsenal in front after just three minutes, before Untied were further punished for their mistakes when Bukayo Saka was fouled in the penalty box by Alex Telles.

Saka converted from the penalty spot to put Arsenal two ahead, although Cristiano Ronaldo gave United some hope when he got on the end of a swinging cross from Nemanja Matic shortly before half-time.

United came flying out of the blocks in the second half but missed some big opportunities, including Bruno Fernandes’ missed penalty in the 55th minute.

Ronaldo then had a second goal disallowed for offside and Diogo Dalot struck the woodwork as Arsenal were put under serious pressure.

However, Granit Xhaka’s 25-yard-strike, to score his first goal of the season, gave Arsenal some comfort and they held on to take a crucial three points.

Arsenal moved into fourth place, three points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, whilst United’s chances of securing a Champions League spot took another big hit and they are six points behind the Gunners, having played an extra game.

Cristiano Ronaldo made his return for Manchester United for the first time on Saturday following the death to his won who died at birth.

During United’s match against Liverpool on Tuesday, Ronaldo received a warm applause from the crowd at Anfield despite not playing.

At the seventh minute of United’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal, the crowed at the Emirates gave Ronaldo a standing ovation.

Having gone 2-0 down, Ronaldo gave United some hope by finding the back of the net by getting on the end of Nemanja Matic’s cross.

Ronaldo, whose first-half goal was his 100th in the Premier League, pointed to the sky in memory of his son.

When the Anfield crowd broke into applause during the seventh minute of United’s game against Liverpool on Tuesday night, it gave most people goosebumps.

The Reds also sand You’ll Never Walk Alone and Ronaldo says he “won’t forget the unforgettable moment of respect and compassion”.

Harry Maguire has received a bomb threat to his home after being told his house would be detonated if he didn’t leave Manchester United within three days.

The threat to Maguire’s agent was reported to Cheshire police, the county where Maguire lives with his fiancee Fern Hawkins and their two daughters.

“This was taken very seriously,” a source told The Sun. “Harry and his teammates regularly receive death threats on social media but this was different.

“The email said three bombs had been planted at his home. He had 72 hours to leave United or they’d be detonated. It was dripping with hatred and abuse.”

Maguire’s bomb threat

Maguire was forced to stay with a teammate on Wednesday whilst armed police and sniffer dogs checked his mansion. The rest of his family went to a safe house until they were given the all-clear.

“Fern was hysterical,” continued the source. “She doesn’t feel safe anymore.

“She’s had enough of the abuse Harry gets. It’s relentless, personal and out of order. Enough is enough.

“They’re a close family and Harry has always put them first but at the same time he refuses to give into the hate mob.”

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