Manchester United vs Arsenal player ratings

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Marcus Rashford had two goals and an assist as Manchester United unceremoniously handed Arsenal a first loss of the Premier League season in a 3-1 match at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Antony scored on debut for United, who has won four-straight matches to climb into fifth place, three behind the first-place Gunners and two behind cross-town Man City.

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Bukayo Saka bagged a goal for Arsenal, who nearly doubled its goals conceded for the season in the loss.

How did the players rank, individually?

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We’ve got your Manchester United vs Arsenal player ratings, out of 10, below.

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Manchester United player ratings out of 10

David De Gea: 7 — Had to make all of one save but passed well, especially when going long.

Tyrell Malacia: 6 — Very good day on the hole but his cheating forward and not getting back into shape on Arsenal’s lone goal — on Bukayo Saka’s side of the field no less — is a sign of his tender age and inexperience. That’s why his grade is what it is, for what that mistake could’ve meant for another statement win.

Lisandro Martinez (Off 80′): 6.5 — Gave away a dangerous free kick early but his grit is well-positioned in the unit.

Raphael Varane: 8.5 — Wasn’t great with the ball but he was basically perfect in defense. Intelligent and powerful.

Diogo Dalot: 7 — Like Varane, was good at the back but wasteful going forward.

Scott McTominay: 7 — Faded hard down the stretch but did not miss on any of his 25 passes.

Christian Eriksen: 7.5 — Two key passes for the marshall of the unit, including a wonderful long ball to spring Rashford.

Bruno Fernandes: 8 — Three key passes and a high-pressure game against Arsenal’s midfield.

Jadon Sancho (Off 67′): 7 — Played his role on the first goal but drifted out of the game.

Marcus Rashford (Off 80′): 9 — Scored on both of his shot attempts and added two key passes, one of which assisted Antony’s opener.

Antony (Off 58′): 8 — This guy is going to be fun. Style, panache, arrogance, and finish all on display.

Subs:

Cristiano Ronaldo (On 58′) — 6.5
Fred (On 67′) — 7
Harry Maguire (On 80′) — N/A
Casemiro (On 80′) — N/A

Arsenal player ratings out of 10

Aaron Ramsdale: 6 — Three saves and good with the ball at his feet.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (On 74′): 5.5 — Looked rusty but didn’t make many mistakes with the ball.

William Saliba: 4.5 — A day to forget as far fewer people were singing The Champs’ “Tequila” on Sunday. Double-fitting!

Gabriel Magalhaes: 6 — The best of a beleaguered back line.

Ben White (Off 80′): 5.5 — Workmanlike but beaten for pace on a few occasions.

Albert Sambi Lokonga (On 74′): 5.5 — Just fine, not quite Thomas Partey level.

Granit Xhaka: 6.5 — The best player outside of the front four and the team’s emotional thermometer.

Martin Odegaard (On 74′): 7 —The maestro had four key passes.

Bukayo Saka: 7 — More of the same from the shifty, technical star.

Gabriel Jesus: 8 — What a player. Eight fouls drawn, five key passes amongst 88% passing in the attacking half.

Gabriel Martinelli: 6.5 — Had a tidy goal taken off the board.

Subs:

Eddie Nketiah (On 74′) — N/A
Fabio Vieira (On 74′) — N/A
Emile Smith-Rowe (On 74′) — N/A
Takehiro Tomiyasu (On 80′) — N/A

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Manchester United vs Arsenal player ratings originally appeared on NBCSports.com