Player Ratings: Bristol City 2-1 Manchester United

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Manchester United were thumped out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, as Jose Mourinho’s men were defeated humiliatingly by Bristol City.

Despite being the underdogs, it was the home side that opened the scoring and eventually ended up netting a late goal to seize their 2-1 victory against the top-tier English giants.

Joe Bryan was the centre of attention, as he was the one to provide the home side with the lead with a magnificent drive just after half-time. However, it was equalised moments later by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a low free-kick.

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As the clock closed in towards the 90-minute mark, it was widely anticipated that the fixture would tend to extra time. However, Korey Smith stunned the supporters with his late goal, which handed them the valuable spot in the Carabao Cup.

Following are the Manchester United player ratings for their disgracing defeat:

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Sergio Romero: 6

The Ashton Gate outfit troubled him in the air, but regardless, he managed to fend off well and made some crucial saves from Magnusson, even though he couldn’t do much about the goals.

Matteo Darmian: 5

Since his dingy performances against Basel, Jose Mourinho provided him with a first start against the second league club, wherein the Italian failed to impress yet again.

Victor Lindelof: 6

Compared to a nervy display in the previous round down at Swansea, the Swede showcased some sensational composure, for which he would definitely receive some praised from the gaffer.

Marcos Rojo: 5

The Argentine was seriously unrecognisable without the bandage, and was outpaced for Bryan’s shock opener, but recovered later.

Luke Shaw: 6

Although he traced back to avert further catastrophe, the 22-year-old was caught out of position a couple of times during the substantial game.

Daley Blind: 5

Surprised with a run out in midfield, although was caught in possession a number of times. However, he made a splendid tackle on Reid, minutes after heading off the line.

Scott McTominay: 6 

Being his second start in a week, supporters had much expectations for the youngster. Regardless, he was beaten up by the opposition throughout.

Paul Pogba: 6

A frustrating night for the talisman. Only a little came off for him, with an intriguing early action with Pack. He displayed a splendid run before shooting wide.

Marcus Rashford: 5

Even though his latter half performance was wrecked, the English international struck the post with a superb long-range effort.

Anthony Martial: 6

He displayed better performances compared to the rest of his teammates. Interesting runs, dribbles, and tricks came off for the forward. He marked a great cross for Zlatan too.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 6

First start since the horrible injury which saw him out for seven months. Despite struggling often, the striker bagged the only goal for the away side.


Lukaku (61′): 6

Challenged Steele with a splendid long-range effort and a header. Played well.

Mkhitaryan (69′): 6

First presence for virtually a month and the supporters were delighted to watch him play.


Written by Hritwik NE 

Passionate writer, coated in Blue.


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