Arsenal beat Manchester United 3-2 in the Premier League today. Here are our ratings:
(score 6 corresponds to the average)
David de Gea 4 – his distribution and decision making amazes me. Clever save in the 83rd minute.
Aaron van Bissaka 3.5 — some good tackles anyway, but he was very much at fault for Arsenal’s first goal. I don’t even think he knew Nketiah was there until the ball went into the net.
Raphael Varane 9 – excellent in defence.
Lisandro Martinez 7 – Fantastic resourcefulness and application to turn the ball towards his goal. He seemed unwilling to push the ball forward, which he usually does with honor; his dependence on De Gea limited United’s play in Arsenal’s half.
Luke Shaw 8 – becomes Mr. Constancy while consistently ranking among the best in the field. However, he did not dare to defend himself against Saki.
Scott McTominay 3 is a shockingly terrible pitch. There was spectacular mayhem in places, but Arsenal completely dominated midfield. Van Bissacke did nothing to help Arsenal’s last goal.
Christian Eriksen 4.5 – Hardly managed to influence the game. The defenders didn’t help either. The usual decent passage.
Antonius 5.5 – some great touches on the ball but no threat… at all.
Bruno Fernandes 7.5 is a very commendable play in midfield. However, he lacked real magic in attack.
Marcus Rashford 9 – what a goal. Some of his tricks didn’t work, but he still threatened and attacked White and Tomiyasu every time he kept the ball in the wrong half of the pitch.
Wout Weghorst 8.5 – brilliant target shooting. However, United they are still not used to looking for him in the penalty area.
Fred 6 – Failed to cancel out Arsenal’s midfield pressure.
Alejandro Garnacho N/A — Late Cameo.