De Gea dominant: Manchester United player ratings vs. Arsenal

David De Gea of Manchester United makes a save during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on December 2, 2017 in London, England.

In a thrilling night of football at the Emirates, Manchester United destroyed Arsenal on the counter-attack, winning 1-3. How did their players do?

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal attempts to shoot as he is challenged by Marcos Rojo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates...

Goalkeeper: David De Gea - 9/10

Manchester United's no. 1 started very slowly but soon ascended to a different level of reality. A series of superb saves kept United's clean sheet in tact. The highlight being a tackle-save on Alexis Sánchez. Arsenal were angelic at time but De Gea is the Demon King!

Centre-back: Victor Lindelof - 7/10

A solid defensive performance as Lindelof continues his adaptation to the Premier League.

Centre-back: Chris Smalling - 6/10

Dominant in the air, winning 3/3 duels. Not as solid on the deck however.

Centre-back: Marcos Rojo - 7/10

As enthusiastic as ever but a bit sloppy in the tackle. An absolutely liability Arsenal repeatedly exposed in the first-half he nevertheless recovered for an impressive second. The Manchester United man totalled 12 clearances.

Antonio Valencia of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester...

Right wing-back: Antonio Valencia - 8/10

Superb finish to give Manchester United the lead (a move he started with a great interception). Defended his flank superbly, also.

Central midfield: Paul Pogba - 8/10

A wonderfully weighted assist for Valencia. An all-action display at the heart of the United midfield and then an utterly spectacular assist where he danced around Koscielny before teeing up Lingard. A masterclass of a performance ruined by a shocking challenge on Hector Bellerin that saw him sent off.

Defensive midfield: Nemanja Matic - 9/10

Mourinho took a fitness risk starting Matic here but it paid off for Manchester United. Countless blocks and tackles to protect his shoddy defence. 2 tackles won, 4/4 aerial duels, 3 interceptions and 10 clearances. An absolute colossus.

Nemanja Matic of Manchester United is challenged by Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on December 2, 2017...

Left wing-back: Ashley Young - 8/10

A wonderful defensive display, Young was constantly getting in the way of Arsenal attacks. Protected his flank and never really got exposed even when Arsenal overloaded him.

Attacking midfield: Jesse Lingard - 9/10

Stupendously energetic performance. Scored twice, both times finishing off a move his dynamic play began. Pressed Shkodran Mustafi off the park and sealed the deal for Manchester United with a tap-in. The English Pedro.

Jesse Lingard of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on December 2,...

Striker: Anthony Martial - 7/10

Control, turn and flick for Lingard's goal a thing of beauty. Ran Arsenal ragged on the break.

Striker: Romelu Lukaku - 7/10

Led the line with aplomb. Held it up and moved it on. His control and pass for Lingard's goal was brilliant.

Sub: Ander Herrera - 5/10

Came on for Martial after 67 minutes. Added stability but little else.

Sub: Matteo Darmian - n/a

Came on for Lingard after 76 minutes.

Sub: Marcus Rashford - n/a

Came on for Young after 91 minutes.

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