[Player Ratings] Arsenal 1-2 Man Utd: MOTM De Gea Stifles Misfiring Gunners
Manchester United survived a first half onslaught to run out 2-1 winners against Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday night. Here are Arsenal player ratings:
Manchester United survived a first half onslaught to run out 2-1 winners against Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday night.
Here are player ratings:
Szczesny 5/10 | Had little to do before being forced off with an injury suffered while conceding the opening goal.
Chambers 6/10 | Started the game well and was involved going forward but left his defensive duties in the second half.
Mertesacker 5/10 | Kept van Persie quiet but struggled to deal with the pace of Rooney and Di Maria in the second half.
Monreal 5/10 | Performed admirably but was left badly exposed for the second goal.
Gibbs 5.5/10 | Was a threat in the final third but pushed too far forward at times leaving United with space to attack. Unlucky with the own goal.
Ramsey 5.5/10 | Worked hard but just wasn’t his night. Needs to find some form and quickly.
Arteta 6/10 | Played a stunning ball for Giroud’s goal and was an assured presence for much of the game.
Wilshere 7/10 | Was a positive influence for the Gunners before being forced off with another ankle knock.
Oxlade-Chamberlain 7/10 | Gave United plenty of problems in the first half but his final ball was lacking at times.
Welbeck 6.5/10 | Not the result he wanted against his old side and fluffed a couple of half-chances to get on the score-sheet.
Sanchez 5.5/10 | Worked hard as always but just couldn’t find a final product.
Subs: Cazorla (6), Martinez (5), Giroud (7).
De Gea 8/10 | Superb display from the Spaniard. Kept United in the game in the first half with some superb stops. MOTM
McNair 7/10 | Steady performance from the youngster and did well against Sanchez.
Smalling 7.5/10 | An assured display from Smalling and kept the United back-line together at times.
Blackett 6.5/10 | A shaky start and was given a tough time by Oxlade-Chamberlain but settled into the game.
Valencia 6/10 | Did well against Sanchez for much of the match and it was his deflected shot that led to the opener.
Shaw 5/10 | Was having problems down his side before going off injured in the first half.
Carrick 6/10 | Mature performance from the England man as he held his position and was good in possession.
Fellaini 6/10 | A rough-and-ready display and his physical presence was important at disrupting the Gunners play.
Di Maria 6.5/10 | Always a threat on the break and set-up Rooney for the second but wasted a golden chance to put the game to bed.
Rooney 7/10 | Cool finish and continued his excellent record against Arsenal.
van Persie 5/10 | Largely anonymous for much of the game before being taken off.
Subs: Young (6), Wilson (5), Fletcher (N/A)
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