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Player Ratings: Manchester United vs Arsenal

Manchester United vs Arsenal 0-1 | Premier League | Player Ratings

David De Gea: 6

David De Gea not saving penalties has come to be the norm now. As soon as Paul Pogba gave away the sloppy penalty, it was already one nil to the Arsenal. Other than that his distribution was okay to say the least but he wasn’t a busy keeper tonight.


Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 5

Some of the post lockdown traits crept back into Wan Bissaka’s game. Defensively although he did make some vital tackles, both Tierney and Saka got the better of him on numerous occasions. Going forward some of his delivery into the box was woeful.

Victor Lindelof: 6

Lindelof was perhaps our stand out player and has to be commended for the consistency he’s shown since coming back into the team. Like last week against Chelsea his driving runs allowed us to beat Arsenals high press but our midfield letting us down meant his efforts went unrewarded.

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Harry Maguire: 6

More scrutiny has to be placed on Harry Maguire’s performances as he is the captain of the side that lost to Arsenal at home for the first time in almost 15 years. He did have a decent showing and provided one of our better but few efforts of the game. But he needs to do more, demand more from his colleagues, in that respect, he failed.

Luke Shaw: 6

Shaw started off positively, some of his defensive play was brilliant, he tracked an early run of Lacazette which prevented a break on our back line. However going forward, he tended to slow down play opting to play backwards rather than attack the jugular of the Arsenal team.


Fred: 5

Following the highs of his midweek performance we were all hoping for Fred to kick on and dominate in a similar vein to Leipzig. This wasn’t the case however. Part of that was down to him playing at the base of the diamond as opposed to on the right side against in midweek. In the deeper position he couldn’t press and effect the game higher as he did so well. Instead some of his frailties in terms of passing accuracy were exposed.

Scott McTominay: 3

Scott McTominay was abysmal. The midfield was abysmal but I feel individually the fact that he played the full 90 and get away with murder is beyond me. He was skinned numerous times and his passing was rushed and all over the place. We needed quality and calmness in a game where Arsenal were gonna press us, we didn’t get that from McTominay. The fact of the matter is, he shouldn’t be starting this calibre of football match for Manchester United.

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Paul Pogba: 4

Paul Pogba let this game pass by him. All indicators coming into this game from Solskjaer is that we’ll see a fully fit Pogba. We saw the opposite. In fact, for the clumsy penalty he gave away that lost us the game, the Frenchman himself blamed a lack of fitness. The reality is these are the games you hope Paul Pogba can stamp his mark in, he just didn’t do that today.

Bruno Fernandes: 5

Fernandes isn’t absolved from any blame for this result either. Again, his passing was shocking. He played a massive part in us being unable to keep the ball by playing his Hollywood passes that just surrendered possession back to Arsenal. Poor.


Mason Greenwood: 5

Greenwood was good in spells but didn’t really effect the game as much as you’d like him to.

Marcus Rashford: 6

Every time Rashford got on the ball he showed promise, he was the only one that was at it. Unfortunately his teammates didn’t reflect his sharpness and intensity.


Nemanja Matic: 7

Matic came on and showed why he should be a fixture in this Manchester United team as long as he’s fit. He came on and showed more mobility then any of our starting midfielders , which is ironic considering that’s used as a reason why he doesn’t start games.

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Donny van de Beek: 6

Edinson Cavani: 5

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