Manchester United locked horns with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a positive result on their travels. The Red Devils made a promising start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 17th minute when Marcus Rashford found the back of the net with a brilliant strike. However, Arsenal equalised with the help of Eddie Nketiah’s goal in the 24th minute. The two teams went into the half-time interval with a 1-1 scoreline.
Bukayo Saka gave his team the lead with a great strike in the 53rd minute before Lisandro Martinez equalised for the visitors with a courageous header. However, Eddie Nketiah scored again in the 90th minute as Erik ten Hag’s men crashed to a tough 3-2 loss away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player fared during the match against the Gunners.
GK: David de Gea – 5.5/10
The Spanish keeper made a couple of solid saves at the back but conceded three goals during the 90 minutes.
RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7/10
He gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the pitch and was a strong presence in the air.
CB: Raphael Varane – 6.5/10
The France international did his fair share of defending but failed to keep the opposition attackers quiet.
CB: Lisandro Martinez – 8/10
He earned the ball back a few times and was strong in the air. Martinez scored in the 59th minute with a brave header.
LB: Luke Shaw – 6.5/10
He did his fair share of defending but lacked invention in the opponent’s half.
CM: Christian Eriksen – 6.5/10
Eriksen anchored the midfield with conviction but lacked quality in the final third.
CM: Scott McTominay – 7/10
He worked his socks off to protect his teammates at the back but didn’t do enough going forward.
RW: Antony – 6.5/10
Antony made a few eye-catching runs with the ball but lacked quality in front of the Arsenal goal.
CAM: Bruno Fernandes – 7/10
He came back to defend when needed and made one key chance in the final third. Fernandes ended the game with an assist to his name.
LW: Marcus Rashford – 7/10
Rashford scored a great opener with a stunning strike but was mostly quiet in the second half.
ST: Wout Weghorst – 6.5/10
He secured the ball back a few times for Man United but never looked like he would score today.
CM: Fred – 6/10
The Brazilian talent added some energy to ten Hag’s midfield.
LW: Alejandro Garnacho – N/A
He hardly had any time to influence the game.