Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-2 Derby County (7-8 Penalties)

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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:


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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.

Fred: 5

Couldn’t impact the game as he would have wanted.