Player Ratings: Arsenal 0-0 United

David de Gea – Made some excellent saves to deny Giroud late on despite a quiet evening apart from that. 6/10

Rafael – Looked solid defensively, however his crossing let him down massively. Subbed due to concussion. 5/10

Chris Smalling – Solid as a rock. Won the aerial battle with Giroud and gave him absolutely nothing. Equally good when moved out to right-back in the second half. Man of the Match. 8/10

Nemanja Vidic – Struggled with the physicality of Giroud in the first half but improved vastly in the second. Solid. 6/10

Patrice Evra – Had a fairly quiet game all-round. It looks as though Moyes made him sit back to defend rather than overlapping his winger and bomb forward. He defended very well though. 6/10

Michael Carrick – A workmanlike performance from Michael Carrick. Won a few tackles and kept the ball in United’s possession. 6/10

Tom Cleverley – Another one of our better performers on the night despite the stick he has been getting recently. He got stuck in and won the battle against Wilshere. Kept the ball moving nicely too. 7/10

Antonio Valencia – Helped out defensively whenever needed, but lacked that real moment of quality whilst going forward. 5/10

Wayne Rooney – Average. He looked annoyed throughout the first half and struggled to make an impression. Improved slightly in the second half. Found Robin van Persie with a super ball late on. 6/10

Juan Mata – Perhaps his quietest game in United colours. His shooting was wayward and he didn’t see enough of the ball to make a real impact. Rightfully subbed. 5/10

Robin van Persie – On another day he could’ve bagged a hat-trick. He should’ve scored a one-on-one early on and had an excellent chance with his head as the game was nearing its conclusion. Did well to not get subbed off. 4/10

Subs:

Rio Ferdinand – Hadn’t featured since November but did surprisingly well. 6/10

Adnan Januzaj – Not enough time to mark.

Ashley Young – Not enough time to mark.

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