Manchester United players rated against Atletico Madrid – The 4th official
Manchester United entertained Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford earlier tonight as they looked to secure a win and progress to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The Red Devils got off to a strong start but conceded the opening goal in the 41st minute when Renan Lodi scored with a good header for the visitors which meant Man United were 1-0 up at half-time.
Ralf Rangnick’s men did their best to equalize but were lackluster in the final third. The contest ended with Man United suffering a disappointing 1-0 home defeat (2-1 on aggregate) which knocked them out of the Champions League.
Let’s take a look at how each Man United player performed in the clash against Atletico Madrid.
G: David de Gea – 6.5/10
The Spanish keeper made some decent saves at the back but couldn’t do much against Lodi’s well-placed header late in the first half.
DD: Diogo Dalot – 7/10
Dalot was strong in the air and made two good runs with the ball in the opposition half. He wasn’t shy about hitting the goal either.
CB: Raphael Varane – 7/10
He made an important interception at the back and was a real threat in Atletico’s half.
DC: Harry Maguire – 6.5/10
The English talent regained possession a few times and created a key chance going forward.
GM: Alex Telles – 7.5/10
He did his fair share of defense and made a few decent runs with the ball down the left flank.
CM: Fred – 6.5/10
The Brazilian talent made two good runs with the ball but ran out of ideas in the final third.
WC: Scott McTominay – 6/10
He struggled to get into the mainstream of play and was substituted after the hour mark.
RW: Anthony Elanga – 6/10
Elanga showed some flashes of what he is capable of in the opposing half and made two interceptions during the game.
CAM: Bruno Fernandes – 6/10
The Portugal international created some inviting chances for his team-mates but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
LW: Jadon Sancho – 7/10
Sancho made several dribbles down the left flank but has nothing to show for his efforts.
ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – 6.5/10
The Portuguese superstar made a few decent runs with the ball but didn’t sniff on goal.
WC: Paul Pogba – 6/10
He struggled to gain a foothold in the game.
CM: Nemanja Matic – 6/10
Matic made a good run with the ball.
LW: Marcus Rashford – 6/10
He failed to influence the game at the top.
ST: Edinson Cavani – 6/10
Cavani never threatened Atletico Madrid’s goal after coming off the bench.
CAM: Juan Mata – N/A
The Spaniard was Rangnick’s last dice roll.