Man United 0 – 1 Arsenal
Leno: 7 Not much to do but had presence and held the high balls well. Distribution could be better.
Tierney 7.5 You don’t mess with Tierney. Not faced at all by the opponents or the place.
Gabriel 8 See Tierney. Great presence and so assured. Close to MotM.
Holding 8 Wow didn’t expect him to play today. Masterful in the air and natural partner to Gabriel and Bellerin. A good Arsenal team needs a typical English CB. Holding is our man. Close to MotM.
Bellerin 7.5 Not as effective as Tierney or Saka but he got us the penalty and he fought for every ball.
Elneny 8 Positionally very strong and fine partnership with Partey. Tried hard to speed up the game with forward passes. Possibly his best game in red and white. Close to MotM.
PARTEY 9 MOTM First game at Old Toilet and he made the team play the Vieira way. We bossed the midfield and this was because of his physicality, intelligence of reading the game and superb passing. There were many good players but Partey was simply stellar.
Saka 7.5 Provided that extra attacking threat, especially in the first half. The boy is becoming a man.
Auba 7.5 Took the pen and scored the goal so extra point for that. Still finding his form.
Laca 7. 5 Worked hard for the team.
Willian 8 His best performance in red and white. Much tighter with the ball than Pepe. Unlucky not to score. Loved his maturity at OT.
Subs not long enough on the pitch to pass judgement.