Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal

Arsenal take title challenge to the wire after beating United via Trossard's winner at Old Trafford

Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal

Leandro Trossard celebrates his goal with Kai Havertz during Arsenal's 1-0 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford. CREDIT: Simon Stacpoole / Offside

Man Utd 0-1 Arsenal:

Leandro Trossard's winner sees Mikel Arteta's Gunners leapfrog Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. 

Trossard’s first-half goal earned Arsenal a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford - to move the North Londoners back to the top of the table, one point clear of Pep Guardiola's City who play Spurs on Tuesday evening. 

The victory means Arsenal have won three successive Premier League games against Manchester United for the first time since September 1998, while this season is just the fourth time they’ve done the double over them, after 1997-98, 2001-02 and 2006-07.

While Arsenal’s win at Old Trafford was their 27th in the Premier League this season, only winning more league games in a campaign in the top-flight in 1970-71 (29) and 1930-31 (28).

Find out who impressed at Old Trafford with our Gooner Fanzine Player Ratings 

GK: David Raya - 8/10 - Another clean sheet for the Golden Gloves winner as the Gunners made it 18 clean sheets from 37 league games this season

RB: Ben White - 8.5/10 - Tamed the threat of Garnacho. Posted pre-assist for Havertz's ball for Trossard for the winner

CB: William Saliba - 9/10 - Absolutely superb. Became the first player to be named Player of the Match at Anfield, the Etihad and Old Trafford in a single season. How on earth can Didier Deschamps continue to ignore him in Les Bleus first choice backline

CB: Gabriel Magalhaes - 8.5/10 - Commanded the underwhelming Hojlund's from start to finish in another majestic display for the Gunners 

LB: Takehiro Tomiyasu - 7.5/10 - Contained Amad with another solid and reliable performance 

CM: Thomas Partey - 7/10 - Felt off the pace at times but helped get the Gunners over the line in a vital victory 

CM: Declan Rice - 8/10 - Not his best game, but could have scored but for Onana being alert 

CM: Martin Odegaard - 5/10 - Sunk into the background of the game and never took control of it, despite United's disadvantages.

RW: Bukayo Saka - 7.5/10 - Faded after a bright start that still contained a number of agricultural challenges from a United team keen to nullify his talent through fair means or foul while channeling their inner Pizzagate 

CF: Kai Havertz - 7.5/10 - Yet another goal involvement for the reborn former Chelsea man. Worked hard as an outlet up top. Only Cole Palmer (19) has been directly involved in more Premier League goals in 2024 than Havertz (14 – 8 goals, 6 assists), with eight of those involvements coming away from home (4 goals, 4 assists), bettered only by Kevin De Bruyne (11)

LW: Leandro Trossard - 8.5/10 - Trossard again ole, ole


SUB: Gabriel Martinelli (66' for Trossard) - 7.5/10

SUB: Gabriel Jesus (82' for Saka) - 4/10

SUB: Jakub Kiwior (90' for Partey) - N/A

SUB: Jorginho (90' for Odegaard) - N/A

Subs not used:

Aaron Ramsdale (GK),

Oleksandr Zinchenko,

Emile Smith Rowe,

Fabio Vieira,

Eddie Nketiah

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