Manchester United Player Ratings From A Disappointing 2-1 Champions League Defeat

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal with Jadon Sancho.

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Manchester United suffered defeat at the hands of Young Boys on the opening week of the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring early in the first half as his side looked to dominate the game. But everything went downhill following Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s sending-off as the hosts took complete control of the game in the second half.

Let’s take a look at how each Red Devil performed from the disappointing outing:

David De Gea – 6.5

Made an impressive save to preserve the lead United had at the time. Unfortunately, the mistakes of his teammates reflect badly back onto De Gea.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 2.0

The weak link in the defense from the get-go. Wan-Bissaka was sloppy the entire time he was on the pitch until a wayward touch led him straight into trouble which resulted in a red card.

Victor Lindelof – 5.0

Average 90 minutes from the Swede. Lindelof barely got involved in any duels and made things easy for the opposition.

Harry Maguire – 5.0

Maguire would have had a decent game if it weren’t for the fact that he was partly to blame for the equaliser from the Swiss side.

Luke Shaw – 6.0

Looked bright early into the game but the red card forced Shaw to contribute more defensively and thus did not get into chance-creating positions as often as he usually does.

Donny van de Beek – 6.0

The Dutchman was doing quite well tonight but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had no choice but to sub him off for the second half as the red card forced him to change the setup.

Fred – 6.0

Started the game off poorly but grew into the fixture as the Mancunians switched to a defensive approach. But nothing special overall.

Bruno Fernandes – 7.0

Good game from United’s talisman. Absolutely world-class assist for Ronaldo’s opener.

Jadon Sancho – 5.0

Sancho continues to underwhelm. Had to be subbed off after his side were reduced to 10 men, but barely got involved prior to that.

Paul Pogba – 4.5

Very quiet outing from the Frenchman. Was involved a bit more in the game after shifting to midfield but failed to make an impact.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 7.0

Read the game well and was clinical when he was needed. Although it was a goalkeeping error, the striker’s movement in the box was phenomenal.


Diogo Dalot – 6.0

Did the job he was tasked with in an acceptable fashion.

Raphael Varane – 5.5

Was not his usual self. Couldn’t do anything about the equaliser.

Nemanja Matic – 6.5

Should’ve been subbed on earlier.

Jesse Lingard – 2

Tragic cameo. Directly at fault for the winner.

Anthony Martial – N/A