Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal: Player Ratings From Carrick’s Last Game

Manchester United's Fred in the Premier League.

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Michael Carrick ends his stint as Manchester United’s temporary manager with a 3-2 win over Arsenal.

The visitors got in front in a bizarre fashion – Emile Smith Rowe was able to strike into an empty net after David de Gea was caught by his own player. Apart from that incident, the hosts seemed in control for much of the night, and got back into the game through Bruno Fernandes. Cristiano Ronaldo added two more to ensure all three points for United despite Martin Odegaard’s goal in the second-half.

Carrick will certainly be proud of the way his players fought back to ensure he ends his time at Old Trafford with a win.


David de Gea – 6.5

Should have stayed up until the ball was in play for Arsenal’s first goal. Made a crucial save with score tied at 1-1.


Diogo Dalot – 8.0

Finally delivered a performance that justified his selection over Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Played a good pass leading to Ronaldo’s goal.


Victor Lindelof – 7.0

Another calm and composed outing for the Swede despite a frequent change of defensive partners.


Harry Maguire – 7.0

The skipper was commanding on his return from suspension. Was regularly involved in United’s build-up play.


Alex Telles – 6.5

Left Gabriel Martinelli an acre of space to find Smith Rowe for Arsenal’s equaliser but got forward well.


Scott McTominay – 6.0

Constantly involved in midfield duels and did well to shield the backline.


Fred – 7.5

Chaotic. Fouled his own player in the penalty box, but was great in the opposite end to assist Fernandes for the equaliser in the first-half and won the penalty for United’s third.


Marcus Rashford – 6.0

Good execution to pick Ronaldo from a cut-back.


Bruno Fernandes – 7.0

Played some threating balls in behind the Arsenal defence and marked his 100th appearance for the club with a goal.


Jadon Sancho – 5.5

Drew his man before playing through Fred for Fernandes’ goal and linked well with Telles all night.


Cristiano Ronaldo – 8.0

Ruined multiple United attacks in the first-half, but made the difference in the second-half with a brace.



Jesse Lingard – 6.0

Did his job of supporting the backline.


Anthony Martial – N/A

Donny van de Beek – N/A