Manchester United v Arsenal player ratings

So confident on the ball that Arsenal stopped pressing him and instead tried to anticipate his passing angles. Big save from Bukayo Saka. Conceded twice in added time.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Some sloppy errors but the VAR rightly suggested that the foul he was penalised for on Kai Havertz be overturned.

Victor Lindelof

Rightly booked for a deliberate hack on Eddie Nketiah but United’s emphasis on the football rather than the physical suited him. Had to come off.

Lisandro Martinez

Intervened to deny Nketiah and had a solid first half. Booked for a cynical foul and seemed to injure himself.

Diogo Dalot

A much-needed improvement on his performance against Nottingham Forest. Bukayo Saka had little joy against the disciplined Dalot. Got done by Gabriel Jesus for the goal.


Looked more at ease alongside Christian Eriksen again and dropped into defence to give United a more flexible formation. A nanosecond slow releasing Alejandro Garnacho.

Christian Eriksen

Played a perfect pass for Marcus Rashford to put United ahead but watched the ball and not the man when Martin Odegaard equalised.


Still too frivolous with the ball, still too one-dimensional and still one-paced. Erik ten Hag was regularly on his case.

Bruno Fernandes

Off form and his irascible nature got the better of him too often. Improved in the final quarter without fashioning a chance.

Marcus Rashford

Scored brilliantly for his first goal of the season by targeting the gettable Ben White and finishing clinically. Had other opportunities but decision-making let him down.

Anthony Martial

Waived his anonymity with a 54th-minute straight shot at Aaron Ramsdale. Came off in the 64th minute. A non-starter of a starter.

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Rasmus Hojlund

Put himself about without having much of the ball and showed real quality in the goal that was chalked off.

Harry Maguire

Cheered on by Arsenal fans and not convincing. 5

Alejandro Garnacho

Took his chance superbly but he had edged slightly offside.

Jonny Evans

An emergency entrant for Lindelof and he was all over the place for the goal.


Picked the wrong striker up front for the fourth game running but United’s approach was logical in an even first half. The woeful fitness record continued in the second.






























Declan Rice scored his first goal for Arsenal and Gabriel Jesus added the icing on the cake as the Gunners scored twice in stoppage time to beat Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford gave the visitors the lead against the run of play at the Emirates Stadium but Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard equalised seconds later.

The home side had a second-half penalty award overturned following a VAR check and United were denied what could have been a late winner when substitute Alejandro Garnacho was ruled offside by VAR.

Arsenal, last year’s Premier League runners-up, kept up the pressure in eight minutes of added time.

Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus earn Arsenal last-gasp win over Man United

They were rewarded in the 96th minute when new midfield signing Rice controlled a deep corner at the back post and shot past Andre Onana, with the help of a deflection off substitute Jonny Evans.

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There was still time for another goal as substitute Jesus burst forward, beating Onana to leave United shellshocked.

The result extends Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season and keeps them within two points of champions and leaders Manchester City, while United suffered their second defeat to sit six points off the pace.

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