A packed-out Old Trafford played host to the game and also witnessed a debut appearance for United’s £100m man Antony.
In fact, Ten Hag opted to start all of his new signings barring Casemiro, giving a view at who are the Dutchman’s first choice personnel, at least for the moment.
The hosts started brightly before the Gunners established control, but for all of Arsenal’s flair going forward, it was United who broke the deadlock.
Marcus Rashford slipped the ball to his right for new boy Antony, who slotted it home and gave fans a debut to remember.
The second half progressed in a similar fashion to the first, with the Londoners dominating proceedings, while United looked to hit on the break.
Arsenal grabbed an equalizer through Bukayo Saka, but once again a quick counter by the Reds thwarted their search for a 2nd.
On this occasion, a glorious Bruno Fernandes pass landed perfectly into the path of Rashford, who made it 2-1 to the Red Devils.
Rashford added a third in the later stages, ensuring that the United faithful received a night to remember.
In the end, the evening belonged to United’s new recruits.
Antony found the net on his debut, Christian Eriksen dropped an incredible performance in midfield and in defence, and Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia managed to impress as well.
While they were the heroes on the pitch, it’s important to note that another of United’s more unsung heroes was seated in the stands.
As seen in this image, this HIjabi-clad United fan held up a sign which read, ‘Remember me…I did your VISA applications! Martinez + Casemiro + Antony’.
Considering just how pivotal the 2 Ajax men were last night, and also how important Casemiro is probably going to be, it’s fair to say that the fan deserves a bit of appreciation.
And fortunately, she received exactly that, as United supporters online showered her with admiration.
Some say suggested that a statute was in order, while others inquired if she could help sort out their visas.
Nevertheless, a more feasible idea was to let the fan lift whatever trophies United go on to win this season, after all, she has certainly contributed in some manner to them.
Stories such as these are always wonderful to hear, and we hope this particular fan is immortalized in United folklore just like the famous Singh Brothers.