Player Ratings: Arsenal 3 Manchester United 0

De Gea – Conceded three and yet cannot be blamed for any of them. Would have been more if not for sloppy finishing on Arsenal’s behalf. 5

Darmian – Looks a shadow of the player he was in the first few games this season. Torn a new one and substituted at half time. 3

Smalling – One of the better performances on the day. Recovered well and won a few tough challenges. 5

Blind – Complete contrast to his midweek heroics against Wolfsburg. Awful positioning and left chasing shadows. 3

Young – Highlighted as a weak link by the opposition who threw everything and the kitchen sink at him. Did admirably well considering. 4

Carrick – Struggled with the intensity at midfield and failed to provide any shield for the defence. Passing was particularly disappointing. 3

Schweinsteiger – Pushed far too high in the early minutes, which left the Arsenal midfield with acres. Regained his composure and tried to inspire the team but to no avail. 5

Mata – I would not have blamed you for forgetting he was even on the field. Anonymous for far too long. 3

Memphis – Saw enough of the ball but failed to do anything meaningful. Lost the ball under the first sign of pressure. 2

Martial – Yet again, the youngster was the only player to show any real class or quality. Unlucky not to score. Bargain of the season so far. 7

Rooney – The appearance of Shrek, but the mind of Donkey. Not a clue as to how he’s still playing for a top four team. 2


Fellaini – Did well considering the circumstances. 5.5

Valencia – Tried to push forward when possible. 5.5

Wilson – I’d have refused to have come on in his place. Overlooked all season to come on for the last ten minutes when you’re three goals down away against Arsenal. Shambles. N/A


Louis van Gaal – Disastrous performance that went from painful to watch to just pure agony. I’d usually go into more depth in his criticism, but I think the performance and scoreline says more than I ever could. What I would add however is that the biggest factor I looked forward to behind his arrival at United was his history of dropping big players. It really makes you wonder what a load of tripe that is given that Rooney is literally undroppable at United. Turns out he’s an even bigger coward than David Moyes. 3

Referee: N/A

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  1. My god. It’s difficult to know whether you’re just a fickle prawn sandwich or just stupid. Rooney was the only player who attempted to do any work after the first 20 minutes. As for Martial, well on that performance he will clearly struggle against any half decent defence.

  2. Talking shit, Rooney was awful as usual. Definitely watched a different game to everyone else

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