Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal: Player ratings
Manchester United v Arsenal - Premier League
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 01, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)
  • Goalkeeper and defence

Bernd Leno 6 - The German number one did not have much to do in the first-half, his only action was keeping Mason Greenwood out from a tight angle.

Hector Bellerin 8 - Most of the play went down the left-side for Arsenal. He won the penalty for the only goal of the game, in which Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang netted.

Gabriel 7 - The home side were playing on the counter-attack, The Gunners' defence were playing a high-line. The centre-half stifled the pacey United attack.

Rob Holding 7 - One of the quieter defenders, Holding returned to the side in a back three. He also played his part in nullifying the opposing attack.

Kieran Tierney 6 - Playing on the left-side of a back three, the Scot has adapted into this role pretty well. The bout against United was another example of his superb defensive capabilites.

Bukayo Saka 7 - The number seven saw a lot of the ball, his duels with Aaron Wan-Bissaka was an interesting match up.

  • Midfield

Mohamed Elneny 8 - One of the better players for Arsenal. The Egyptian played his role superbly. He was linking defence to attack and covering a lot of ground for his side.

Thomas Partey 8 - The latest addition to the squad, he was a solid defensive unit in the midfield. His influence in the side will be evident during the season.

  • Attack

Willian 6 - The Brazillian put a shift in out on the wing. Depsite not having a huge impact, he did work hard. He wanted the ball, his confidence didn't drop despite not having the best game.

Alexandre Lacazette 5 - Leading the line for Arsenal, the Frenchman had limited chances at number nine. His one big chance came in the first-half, he failed to connect with the ball.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang 8 - Like his fellow forwards, the skipper had limited chances. His penalty in the second-half proved to be decisive.

  • Substitutions

Eddie Nketiah N/A - His involvement was little when he was introduced. United were pushing for a leveller, which meant Eddie did not see much of the ball

Ainsley Maitland-Niles 5 - The number 15 put himself about when he came on.  His role would have been to put a shift in, be a menace and chase the ball in midfield.

Shkodran Mustafi 5 - Coming on to sure up the defence, the German kept it stubborn.

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