Manchester United player ratings vs Arsenal: Elegant Amad Diallo makes instant impact

Manchester United player ratings vs Arsenal: Elegant Amad Diallo makes instant impact

Manchester United’s hopes of securing European football next season suffered another blow as they lost 1-0 at home to title-chasing Arsenal.

Leandro Trossard’s first-half tap-in was the difference in a cagey, low-quality affair, which leaves United still three points behind Wednesday’s opponents Newcastle and Chelsea.

Here’s how we rated the Man Utd players…

Andre Onana 7

Denied Gabriel Martinelli a crucial second with a brilliant one-handed save. Not at fault for Trossard’s close-range finish.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 6

Alert defensively, although Martinelli got the best of him for a late chance.

Casemiro 4

Played Kai Havertz a mile onside for the opening goal and then failed to track the run of Trossard. It was to prove the decisive error of the match.

Jonny Evans 6

Too easily beaten by Havertz for Trossard’s goal but was otherwise played well, particularly with the ball.

Diogo Dalot 7

Helped to keep Bukayo Saka quiet and carried the ball out of defence well at times.

Kobbie Mainoo 6

Tidy and composed in possession in a more advanced midfield role. But rarely looked like hurting Arsenal in the final third.

Sofyan Amrabat 6

Some of his passing was careless but he covered plenty of ground and helped United to hold their own in the middle of the park.

Scott McTominay 6

Got stuck in and drove forward with the ball when possible.

Alejandro Garnacho 6

Stretched Ben White, particularly in the second half, but his end product was missing and he squandered some decent openings.


Amad Diallo 7

Comfortable and elegant in possession and worked hard up and down the right flank. Shame he was forced off injured with 20 minutes to go.

Rasmus Hojlund 5

Wasted an early sight of goal when he lost his footing and barely had a sniff afterwards in an anonymous display.


Antony (Diallo 70’) 7

Made an immediate impression with several driving runs and fired a shot into the side netting.

Willy Kambwala (Evans 75’) 6

Solid at centre-half for the final 15 minutes, with United largely on the attack.

Christian Eriksen (Amrabat 87’) 6

Made an important late intervention in the area to deny Arsenal a second.

Omari Forson (Wan-Bissaka 87’) 5

Limited time to make an impression, even as United pushed forward late on.

Ethan Wheatley (Hojlund 88’) 5

Not enough time to make an impression.

Not used: Bayindir, Collyer, Amass, Ogunneye.