It was all United from then on, followed by a period in which Arsenal finally gained some foothold into the match with a sustained period of possession.
"We must be strong, confident and unite to create an atmosphere of empathy, with our supporters by playing with heart and with passion". The noise inside Old Trafford too indicated the fans were fully behind the team - up and about for a special night of football, one their team certainly looked capable of producing, looking at the early exchanges. The Spainard made a complete hash of the resulting save, however, allowing the ball to bounce out of his grasp, just inches inside the goal line and despite Ander Herrera's best efforts - Arsenal's goal was confirmed by goal line technology.
As a corner was floated in, Shkodran Mustafi bullied his way through and powered a header towards goal.
José Mourinho refuses to provide United's team news to club TV channel MUTV
Coach Emery arrived from Paris Saint-Germain in pre-season, replacing the long-serving Arsene Wenger, and they are unbeaten since the second game of the campaign.
Wolves registered their first win in seven games despite going behind to Ruben Loftus-Cheek's 18th minute opener for Chelsea.
"Come on, [it was] open because they scored the second goal, if not it was a second half with a clear tendency of one team waiting to see if they could take a point and another team increasing the pace and the intensity", he said.
"We played against a team that is in the top of their season, in the top of their moment where everything goes well for them".
United continue with a back five for the visit of Arsenal, but have been able to name a trio of centre-backs with Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo all returning.
Alexandre Lacazette restored Arsenal's lead in the second-half, but Jesse Lingard fired back immediately - 13 seconds after the substitute bundled home for the Gunners. Watching on ahead of the game tonight two of the regular pundits, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes, were unsure of whether Mourinho deserved to get the sack if United get beaten by Arsenal tonight.
After a reporter suggested United looked "happier" without Pogba and Lukaku in the line-up, Mourinho said: "I don't understand where you want me to go. No".