United 2 Arsenal 1: Player ratings

29 August 2009 07:39
Foster: Save with his legs just after half time from Van Persie was a critical moment 7 O?Shea: When Arshavin had his best moments it was a tough time for him 5 Brown: Commadning effort at the back was key when the Reds under immense pressure 8 Vidic: Not his most dominant and didn?t shut down Arshavin for goal 6 Evra: Another prominent defensive display from the Frenchman 7 Valencia: Never saw enough of ball to get going and unable to cause any damage 5 Carrick: Never got into it in first half and only came out on top when United got into lead 5 Fletcher: Was the lone worker in engine room in first half and effort was immense 8 Nani: A couple of decent moments and should have score late on 5 Giggs: Sadly a nightmare first half but credit for rescuing it  5 Rooney: Lone front man was a lonely task but stuck penalty away to boost Reds 6 Subs: Park (sub Valencia 63) Busy cameo 5 Berbatov (sub Giggs 85) Dreadful late miss 4 Owen, Anderson, Scholes, Neville, Kuszczak Arsenal: Almunia, Vermaelen, Gallas, Sagna, Clichy, Arshavin (Ramsey 81), Song, Eboue (Bendtner 71), Denilson, Sagna, Van PersieGoals: United: Rooney (59 pen) Diaby (own goal 64) Arsenal: Arshavin (40) Bookings: United: Brown (62) Rooney (62) Arsenal: Song (23) Gallas (32) Van Persie (45) Almunia (58) Eboue (71) Sagna (75) Battle of the Bosses: Fergie matched Wenger?s midfield in numbers but his players struggled to match it until late on Referee: Mike Dean - Just about kept lid on it 5 Attendance: 75,059 Agree with the ratings? Have your say.

Source: Manchester_EveningNews

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