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Manchester United v Arsenal player ratings

Published 19/11/2016

Manchester United's Juan Mata (left) impressed against Arsenal
Manchester United's Juan Mata (left) impressed against Arsenal

MANCHESTER UNITED

DAVID DE GEA: Had precious little to do until he was beaten by Olivier Giroud's thumping header at the death. 6/10

ANTONIO VALENCIA: Back just three weeks after undergoing surgery on a fractured arm, the marauding full-back produced a fine display on the right. 8

PHIL JONES: Looked solid on his first Old Trafford appearance of the season until being clambered over for Arsenal equaliser. 7

MARCOS ROJO: Questions remain over the Argentina defender. but he looked sturdy enough against Arsenal. Read the ball well and held firm. 7

MATTEO DARMIAN: The full-back was unlucky to pick up an early booking, but fortunate not to pick up a second in the first half. Kept to his task well enough. 6

MICHAEL CARRICK: The years are catching up with the midfielder, but his class continues to shine through. It is crucial that Mourinho looks after him. 7

ANDER HERRERA: Having missed the trip to Swansea through suspension, the return of the in-form midfielder added some extra steel. 7

JUAN MATA: Some nice touches and good awareness, he eventually beat former Chelsea team-mate Petr Cech with a fine first-time effort. 8

PAUL POGBA: The world's most-expensive player showed flashes of his undoubted ability against Arsenal, but a lack of consistency remains. 7

ANTHONY MARTIAL: The recalled Frenchman had a couple of first-half chances, but has yet to hit the heights those at Old Trafford know he is capable of. 6

MARCUS RASHFORD: Looked promising in attack, when played through the middle and out wide. Caused Arsenal a headache, but was guilty of allowing the cross that resulted in the leveller. 7

SUBS:

WAYNE ROONEY (for Martial, 63): Added extra emphasis after his arrival, pressing with intensity and opening space. 7

DALEY BLIND (for Darmian, 64): Brought on to add extra composure and had precious little to do until the death. 6

MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN (for Mata, 85): A late change to add extra composure in midfield. The equaliser had little to do with him. 6

ARSENAL

PETR CECH: Performed superbly in the moments when United threatened to take control, saving well from Mata and Martial. 8

CARL JENKINSON: Looked sluggish on his recall to the side in place of the injured Hector Bellerin, being troubled by Martial and Rashford. 5

SHKODRAN MUSTAFI: Made some important challenges including a very good block from a Martial shot. 6

LAURENT KOSCIELNY: Kept composure despite some awkward moments up against Mata and Rashford. 6

NACHO MONREAL: Looked off the pace at times and was maybe fortunate not to concede a penalty after a clumsy challenge on Valencia. 5

THEO WALCOTT: Made some quick bursts but was not a central figure in the contest. 6

FRANCIS COQUELIN: Took up some good positions, but struggled to impose himself. 6

MOHAMED ELNENY: An energetic performance, breaking up United attacks and distributing well. 7

AARON RAMSEY: Started wide but moved central frequently without exerting his usual influence. 6

MESUT OZIL: A quiet game from the German by his recent high standards. 6

ALEXIS SANCHEZ: Raced out of the blocks, but faded after a bright start, perhaps due to a thigh problem that pictures revealed he had bandaged at half-time. 6

SUBSTITUTES:

OLIVIER GIROUD (for Elneny, 73): Added the missing cutting edge to the Arsenal attack and claimed the equaliser. 7

GRANIT XHAKA (for Coquelin, 80): Maintained solidity in midfield in the latter stages. 6

ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN (for Jenkinson, 83): Made a crucial difference by creating the equaliser with a superb cross. 7

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