Gary Neville has picked out Christian Eriksen as Manchester United’s man of the match against Arsenal.

The Dane had a key role in two of Manchester United’s goals in the 3-1 victory over the Gunners.

Eriksen provided the assist for United’s third goal, Marcus Rashford’s second of the game.

He also supplied the defence splitting pass which led to Bruno Fernandes and Rashford setting up Antony for his debut goal to open the scoring.

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Manchester United’s man of the match v Arsenal

Neville told Sky Sports that Christian Eriksen was his choice for man of the match, after being impressed with his performance.

He said: “Christian Eriksen’s contribution leaves me making him man of the match.”

Eriksen has started every single Premier League game under Erik ten Hag since signing on a free transfer.

The Dane played all 90 minutes, creating three goalscoring chances, making five ball recoveries, attempting one shot at goal which went narrowly wide.

There were plenty of standout options for the man of the match award, with Marcus Rashford scoring twice and providing an assist, and Antony striking on his debut. Bruno Fernandes also had a strong performance.

This was a successful afternoon for United, who will get a chance to rotate the team a little on Thursday against Real Sociedad in the Europa League.

Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench in the second half, and while he didn’t score, he played his role in United’s win by creating more space for Rashford in attack.

Roy Keane told Sky Sports: “They were excellent, they were clinical in attack. I think momentum and feelgood factor is coming back to the club. When you win a few football matches everybody feels great.”

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