PLAYER RATINGS: Cristiano Ronaldo tried two bicycle kicks before scoring record-breaking goals as he was keen to impress Ralf Rangnick while David De Gea could have been stronger and spared a lot of confusion
Manchester United came from behind to beat Arsenal 3-2 in their final game before incoming interim manager Ralf Rangnick gets to work at Old Trafford.
Arsenal took the lead in bizarre fashion at Old Trafford when Emile Smith Rowe struck past a hapless David De Gea who was down on the ground after team-mate Fred trod on his foot.
But Cristiano Ronaldo was there to make the difference once again in what was Michael Carrick’s final game in temporary charge, scoring a brace while Bruno Fernandes got in on the act.
Sportsmail’s Chris Wheeler has rated how the players performed during the Premier League clash on Thursday evening.
Manchester United came from behind to take an impressive 3-2 win against Arsenal
It was Michael Carrick’s final game at the club with Ralf Rangnick stepping in as interim boss
MAN UTD (4-2-3-1)
DAVID DE GEA 6 – Did he have to go down like that? Could have been stronger and spared everyone – including Rangnick – a lot of confusion.
DIOGO DALOT 6.5 – Impressed on his first league start of the season and played a key role in the build-up to United’s second goal.
VICTOR LINDELOF 6 – Didn’t do much wrong but Rangnick knows that tightening up at the back has to be his first priority.
HARRY MAGUIRE 6.5 – Keen to make an impact after suspension and it showed with two shots from distance in the first half.
ALEX TELLES 5 – Caught out of position several times, including Arsenal’s second goal. Poor attempt to win a penalty in the first half.
David De Gea caused much confusion when he stayed down leading to Arsenal’s first goal
Alex Telles was caught out of position on several occasions including Arsenal’s second goal
SCOTT MCTOMINAY 7 – Another non-stop display – just the kind the new manager will be looking for – after another first-half booking.
FRED 7 – Been playing higher up the pitch under Carrick and his runs into the box led to the second and third goals.
JADON SANCHO 6 – Had a hand in the first goal but Rangnick knows from his time in Germany that Sancho still has more to give.
BRUNO FERNANDES 7 – Chose a good moment to end his goal famine, scoring for the first time in 16 games to put United level.
Bruno Fernandes ended his long goalscoring drought to equalise in the first-half
MARCUS RASHFORD 6 – Subdued first half, much better in the second once again. Excellent pass to set up the second goal.
CRISTIANO RONALDO 7.5 – Did he press? Not really. But he was so keen to im-press the new boss that he attempted two overhead kicks before scoring twice.
Subs: Bailly, Jones, Mata, Martial (for Ronaldo 88), Greenwood, Lingard (for Rashford 79, 6), Diallo, Henderson, Van de Beek (for Fernandes 90).
Scorers: Fernandes 44, Ronaldo 52, pen 70
Manager: Michael Carrick 7
Cristiano Ronaldo made the difference once more for Manchester United with two goals
Ramsdale 6; Tomiyasu 6.5, White 6.5, Gabriel 6, Tavares 5.5; Martinelli 7, Partey 6, Elneny 6.5, Smith-Rowe 7 (Saka 70, 5.5); Odegaard 6.5 (Nketiah 79, 6); Aubameyang 6 (Lacazette 79, 6). Subs: Tierney, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Pepe, Sambi Lokonga, Okonkwo.
Scorers: Smith-Rowe 13, Odegaard 54
Manager: Mikel Arteta 6
Referee: Martin Atkinson 5