Arsenal v Manchester United - Player Ratings

Last updated : 11 November 2008 By Luis Anaconda

Still we shouldn't get used to it. Games like this will be as rare as the kick-off time for our next home league game - 3pm on a Saturday.

Manuel Almunia - 7 - Still fails to come for seemingly catchable balls, but recovered well from a nervy start.

Bacary Sagna - 7 - A performance more akin to his excellent form last season than his rather patchy form this.

William Gallas - 8 - Outstanding leadership, exceptional defending - can we play this version every week.

Mikael Silvestre - 7 - That early backpass aside, he was totally committed and an able sidekick for his captain.

Gael Clichy - 7 - Handled Ronaldo brilliantly on the most part and produced the best cross of the match (that Bendtner missed).

Theo Walcott - 6 - Helped to keep Evra pinned back but still a worry when he did have to track back.

Denilson - 8 - Another superb performance, offering cover across the back and always an option for a team-mate in trouble on the ball.

Cesc Fabregas - 7 - Revelled in the system that frees him that bit more and produced a brilliant turn and pass for the second goal.

Samir Nasri - 9 - From Overmars to Reyes, Gary Neville has kicked a few Arsenal wingers in his time. How sweet that this exceptional performance from Nasri may have put the final nail in the coffin of his United career. There's much more to come from our man from Marseilles as well.

Abou Diaby - 8 - Michael Carrick must be having nightmares about him. He's found his position, the question is how many times is he going to get to play there?

Nicklas Bendtner - 6 - Put in a huge amount of work to trouble a class pair of centre backs, but lacked composure in front of goal.


Alexandre Song - 7 - Helped keep things tight at the back.

Kolo Toure - 7 - Not an orthodox right winger, but not a bad one either.

Lukasz Fabianski - 7 - Difficult conditions to come on in but didn't panic.