Manchester United thought they had done enough to seal all three points against Arsenal on Saturday but were held to a 1-1 draw by their rivals.
Juan Mata gave the home side the lead, but Olivier Giroud struck late on to ensure that the two sides had to settle for a point apiece.
In turn, Jose Mourinho would have been disappointed as his side missed the chance to close the gap on the top four.
Manchester United player ratings:
David De Gea – 6
Had little to do throughout the game and was unable to do much about Giroud’s header finding the back of the net.
Antonio Valencia – 7
Wasn’t asked to do much defensively and so had the freedom to break forward and cause Arsenal problems. A welcome return to action after injury.
Phil Jones – 5
Slipped in the build-up to Giroud’s goal which ruined what was otherwise a decent performance as he looks to put together a run of games.
Marcos Rojo – 6
The Argentine wasn’t afraid to get stuck into a tackle and produced a solid display to give Mourinho a reason to keep him in the team.
Matteo Darmian – 5
Risked being sent off in the first half and was replaced early as he didn’t do much to silence speculation over a possible exit in January.
Michael Carrick – 7
Despite his advancing years, he continues to play a pivotal role for United in front of the defence as he keeps things ticking for his side.
Ander Herrera – 8
Tenacious display from the Spaniard as he wasn’t afraid to put his foot in while also getting on the ball and pushing the tempo of the game.
Juan Mata – 8
Took his goal very well with a clinical finish and continues to play a decisive role for United as a creative spark for his side behind the striker.
Paul Pogba – 6
Some flashes of how commanding and classy he can be but wasn’t consistent enough to dominate the game for his side in midfield.
Anthony Martial – 5
Had a couple of moments that looked threatening but wasn’t clinical and was eventually replaced as he was too quiet in general.
Marcus Rashford – 6
Still not reaching the heady heights of last season even in his preferred role up front but worked hard for his teammates off the ball.
Wayne Rooney – 5
Despite his troubles last week, was given 30 minutes but wasn’t able to offer a decisive contribution.
Daley Blind – 5
The Dutchman was brought on to help control the game and see out the win but things didn’t stick to the plan.
Morgan Schneiderlin – 5
Similar to Blind in that he was brought on to protect United’s lead but United conceded late on to drop points.