Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal: Premier League player ratings

first_imgManchester UnitedDavid de Gea Had little to do in the first half until double save kept contest level before United’s opener. 7Ashley Young A muted presence as United missed Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s zest and pace at full-back. Booked. 5Victor Lindelöf Found the effervescent Saka difficult to contain but this was, overall, a steady display from the Swede. 6Harry Maguire Had been a constant aerial threat in Arsenal area but played Aubameyang onside for his goal. 5Axel Tuanzebe First league start for two years came at left-back and disaster struck as error led to equaliser. 4Paul Pogba Tackle then pass to Rashford showed quality, though he may have been troubled by recent ankle problem. 6 Manchester United Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Topics Aubameyang and VAR earn Arsenal draw to leave Manchester United in mire Share on WhatsApp Arsenal Share on LinkedIn Scott McTominay Net-bursting strike gave Leno no chance and in an impressive outing kept going right until the end. 8Andreas Pereira Lit up a dour first half with a sparkling run-then-shot Leno did well to save. Improving. 7Jesse Lingard Desperately needs to find his top form but this was, yet again, a below-par offering. 5Daniel James Always bright: attacked Chambers along the left when he could and break along opposite flank led to United’s goal. 7Marcus Rashford A surprise inclusion at centre-forward, appeared to lack sharpness but he did set up McTominay’s goal. 7Substitutes Fred (Lingard) 6; Greenwood (Pereira) 6ArsenalBernd Leno Produced the save of the opening 45 minutes from Pereira, could not repel McTominay’s pile-driver but beat out Rashford’s late effort. 8Calum Chambers Found James difficult, booked early and was part of a shaky visiting rearguard that never looked comfortable. 5Sokratis Papastathopoulos Should have charged McTominay but knelt, bowed his head and ball flicked off an arm for United’s goal. 4David Luiz Sprayed one diagonal pass to Chambers but could lose attackers and as senior man lacked leadership. 5Sead Kolasinac A surge should have been rewarded with Aubameyang’s run but was lucky not to concede penalty after break. 6Lucas Torreira Will be disappointed he could not connect with second-half chance in front of United’s goal. 5Granit Xhaka New captain hit a slick early ball but also appeared to duck out of the way of McTominay’s shot. 6Mattéo Guendouzi Upped tempo when he could, saw De Gea save well from him, but was not enough of a factor. 6Nicolas Pépé Disappointing. Scored first Arsenal goal last time out but spurned free-kick, then later a chance offered by Saka. 5Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Had never before scored against big-six opposition away from home: chipped finish was sublime. 8Bukayo Saka 18-year-old winger made only a second Premier League start and created his team’s crucial goal. 7Substitutes Ceballos (Torreira) 6; Willock (Saka) 6; Nelson (Pépé) 6 features Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Read more Premier League Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *