December 14, 2010

Manchester United Player Ratings

Edwin van der Sar 6

The elder of the keepers on show by 20 years, he had little to do but managed to quicken the pulses when he could only parry Nasri's shot

Rafael da Silva 7

The Brazilian has not always been United's most reliable defender but he did not put a foot wrong here, keeping Arshavin under wraps

Rio Ferdinand 7

Leapt in recklessly and dangerously on Sagna and fortunate to escape censure. Otherwise commanding in the face of a sporadic attacks

Nemanja Vidic 7

Made sure Chamakh knew he was in a game. Rarely left his side, tight to him and roughed him up a few times. Made some vital interceptions

Patrice Evra 7

He felt his pre-match comments were taken out of context but his satisfaction was found on the pitch in an assured performance

Darren Fletcher 7

Lost his cool when he felt he was fouled by Song at the end of the first half. Spiky and combative from start to finish

Michael Carrick 7

Calming presence in front of the back four, rarely wasted possession and attempted to set the tempo. Gave no quarter in the challenge

Anderson 7

Bundle of energy, endeavour and tricks. Was played high up the pitch and was ever keen to support Rooney. Showed a spirit of adventure

Nani 8

United's most dangerous player, showed devastating ability with an instinctive effort that fizzed inches wide. Cross set up Park's goal

Wayne Rooney 6

Started up on his own in Berbatov's absence, carried the fight to Arsenal's backs. Looked sharp when dropping off. Blazed his penalty over

Park Ji-sung 7

Has the knack of scoring against Arsenal and after a frustrating start his fourth career goal against them was a sweetly improvised header