Here we have the Manchester United player ratings during their comeback win against Arsenal. This was Michael Carrick’s last game before Ralf Rangnick takes over at Manchester United. The Red Devils were successful in securing a 3-2 win against Arsenal after going 0-1 down.
In the 13th minute, Arsenal took the lead after David De Gea went down clutching his foot after being stood on by teammate Fred, while Emile Smith Rowe blasted a shot from the edge of the box into the unguarded goal. Nevertheless, the goal stood because referee Martin Atkinson had not blown his whistle before the ball went into the net and no foul had occurred.
United’s appeal went in vain as the goal was checked and the decision was not reversed. However, a Bruno Fernandes strike just a minute before the break leveled the score thanks to a wonderful link-up play from Sancho and Fred.
In the 52nd minute, Diogo Dalot found Marcus Rashford on the right flank with a great pass. As a result, Rashford put in a low cross which was neatly finished by Ronaldo for his 800th goal. Arsenal responded quickly within two minutes from United’s goal. The Gunners took the opportunity of a great counter-attack.
Gabriel Martinelli gave a superb low pass to Martin Odegaard who guided the ball in the bottom far corner. However, Ronaldo scored the winner after Fred was brought down by Odegaard in the penalty box.
Manchester United moved up to 7th in the Premier League table, 2 points and 2 places behind Arsenal. Moreover, The Gunners are 5th on the table with just one point behind West Ham and an entry to the top four.
Manchester United Player Ratings vs Arsenal
David de Gea – 6/10
Again made some crucial saves to keep the score level. However, let go of the first goal and was quick to protest to the referee.
Diogo Dalot – 8/10
Positioned himself better than Wan-Bissaka and also provided an attacking threat. Moreover, he made a great final pass to Rashford which led to Ronaldo’s goal.
Victor Lindelof – 7/10
He made important clearances and was decent throughout the game. However, he did not look comfortable defending set-pieces.
Harry Maguire – 7/10
Did well to help the attack and kept passing between the lines. Also, he was solid while defending.
Alex Telles – 6/10
He has to improve his defending part of the game. Furthermore, he was caught too far inside and let Martinelli free for Arsenal’s second goal.
Scott McTominay – 7/10
He was aggressive and fearless in the first half which encouraged the crowd. Nevertheless, he did not go forward much in the second half and guarded the defense.
Fred – 7/10
Had several ups and downs in the game. Somehow gave a foul on De Gea and failed to mark Odegaard for their 2nd goal. However, he got himself a great assist and won a penalty, and also made a crucial block.
Jadon Sancho – 6/10
Sancho was always trying to get through the defense and was constantly a threat to Arsenal. Moreover, he helped United’s equalizer by getting in the area and releasing Fred.
Bruno Fernandes – 6/10
His risky passes did get him a reward however he calmly finished the chance he got to break his goal drought.
Marcus Rashford – 6/10
Rashford did not look as lively on the right as he does on the left. Nevertheless, he had a good vision to pick up Ronaldo for the goal even though Fernandes had more space.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 8/10
Ronaldo had a disappointing first half. However, he got running after the Ramsdale save and scored the 800th and 801st goal of his career.
Jesse Lingard – 5/10
Added freshness to the attack.
Anthony Martial – 6/10
Did not do anything of significance but got a key foul for his team.
Donny van de Beek
Did not get enough time to influence the game.
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