[Player Ratings] Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal How The United Players Rated At Old Trafford
Man Utd’s hopes of finishing third took a huge blow as Arsenal scored late on to rescue a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday. Here are United player ratings
Manchester United’s hopes of finishing third took a huge blow as Arsenal scored late on to rescue a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
United started the brighter of the two sides and took a deserved lead when Ashley Young’s cross was volleyed home by Ander Herrera in the 30th minute.
However, the Gunners improved after the break and levelled things up in the 82nd minute when Theo Walcott’s cross was put through his own net by Tyler Blackett.
Here are ratings for Louis van Gaal’s men:
De Gea 7/10 | Made a couple of important stops and his distribution was excellent before going off injured.
Valencia 6.5/10 | Solid defensively and dealt with the threat of Alexis Sanchez well.
Smalling 7/10 | The stand-in skipper was comfortable at the back and produced another encouraging performance to deal with Olivier Giroud.
Jones 6/10 | Looked shaky early on and was forced into some questionable methods of defending at times.
Rojo 7/10 | His vital goal-line clearance prevented a certain Arsenal goal and the Argentine dealt with Aaron Ramsey’s threat well.
Blind 6/10 | His passing was a little wayward at times and struggled to stamp his authority on the game.
Herrera 7.5/10 | Superb strike for the goal and was a real danger, especially in the first half when United were on top.
Fellaini 6/10 | Was a nuisance once again and his presence helped Herrera find space for the goal.
Mata 6/10 | Showed his quality in flashes but was anonymous in the second half.
Young 8/10 | United’s stand-out player. His cross led to the goal and he was a constant threat down the left-wing.
Falcao 5/10 | Failed to take his chance once again. Wasted a couple of decent openings and he’s clearly lacking in confidence.
van Persie 5/10 | Fluffed a great chance to win it late on as he blazed over the bar.
Blackett 5/10 | A little unfortunate with the own goal.
Valdes 5/10 | Could arguably have done better for the goal as he went to ground a little too early.
So the result leaves United two points behind Arsenal in fourth but crucially the Gunners have a game in hand so can secure third with a win over Sunderland on Wednesday which would leave United needing to navigate a tricky Champions League play-off.
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