Manchester United were once again below their best despite fielding a strong team against Derby County in the Carabao Cup third round fixture at Old Trafford.
Juan Mata gave United a 1-0 lead early in the first-half, but Derby scored twice in the second-half to secure an unlikely win in regulation time. However, Marouane Fellaini scored at the death in the injury-time to force a penalty shoot-out.
United had Sergio Romero sent off in the 67th minute, as the players once again put in a poor show in the 2nd-half. The spot-kick frenzy gained momentum with both teams scoring from their chances. But in the end, Derby won 8-7, after Phil Jones missed his penalty.
Here are the player ratings as Jose Mourinho’s side lost for the 2nd time at Old Trafford:
Sergio Romero: 3
The Argentine made a key save at 1-0, but his silliness saw him get a straight red after handling the ball outside the box.
Diogo Dalot: 7
Looked sharp and had the desire to do well. His pinpoint cross led to Fellaini’s late equaliser.
Eric Bailly: 5
Had some tender moments and didn’t look commanding at times.
Phil Jones: 4
Looked better than Bailly, but wasn’t a complete show. Missed the spot-kick in the shoot-out to hand Derby the win.
Ashley Young: 7
Was decisive going forward and laid out a fine pass for Martial, which led to the opener.
Ander Herrera: 7
Put in a decent show and caused issues for Derby defence.
Nemanja Matic: 5
The Serb was steady in the first 45 minutes, but his performance wasn’t up to the mark from there on.
Juan Mata: 7
Scored a delightful opener and was lively with his passing.
Anthony Martial: 8
Had one of his best games and played a superb hand for the first goal. Created many problems and chances from there on.
Romelu Lukaku: 5
A delightful back-heel to assist Mata. But from there on, he missed some glaring chances. Should have put the game to bed.
Lee Grant: 6
Made a vital save in the 79th minute when the tie was 1-1.
Marouane Fellaini: 8
Scored the equaliser at the dying moments for United with a header.
Couldn’t impact the game as he would have wanted.