United capitalised on some poor defending to race out to a 2-0 lead, Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard punishing early Arsenal mistakes, before Alexandre Lacazette - a surprise selection after Arsene Wenger had said he would be sidelined for the fixture - halved the deficit early in the second half.
"I loved the way my team played and fought, but I have also to say that Arsenal played in some periods awesome attacking football".
Jose Mourinho admits Nemanja Matic is not completely fit for Manchester United's clash with Arsenal but insists the midfielder demanded to play.
Lingard's second of the game in the 63rd minute restored a two-goal cushion and, while Pogba saw red for a stamp on Hector Bellerin that will rule him out of next weekend's Manchester derby, United held firm to triumph on their travels. Arsenal played in some period unbelievable attacking football - creating difficulties for us.
Despite being 2-0 down, the Gunners dominated for the remainder of the first half and they almost pulled a goal back in the 30th minute when De Gea cleared Mesut Ozil's free-kick off the line.
"But I have to say that my players deserve all the great words - I don't know so many more in English. They deserved three points".
Eden Hazard's eye-catching performance in their comfortable win in the early fixture at Stamford Bridge will mean sleepless nights for England boss Gareth Southgate, who has the unenviable task of nullifying the Belgian's threat at next year's World Cup in Russian Federation.
"Just like what is happening with us because every time we are having important players that get injured and missing important games". Liverpool were not weakened and after stand-in centre half Emre Can put them ahead with a bullet header, Roberto Firmino hit a double, Philippe Coutinho scored from a free kick and Brighton's Lewis Dunk headed into his own net. The goals came early with Christian Kabasele's opener for Watford cancelled out by Son Heung-min. We are in a period now that we suffered things against us. It is a long-term project. "You want to win but in tough moments you learn".
"It was a big blow psychologically to be 2-0 down at the start".
Liverpool and Chelsea maintained their pursuit of runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City with comfortable wins on Saturday but Tottenham Hotspur dropped further off the pace with a disappointing 1-1 draw at Watford.