Football supporters are always eager to check the player ratings of their favourite players when the new FIFA game is released.
This year’s FIFA 21 edition is set to be initially released on October 6, and plenty of Manchester United players should be in line for upgrades after a successful season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
We picked out three youngsters that are in line for huge hikes in rating on Ultimate Team for the new game after breakthrough seasons.
Brandon Williams + 9
Williams was handed a 66-rated card on Ultimate Team which was more than fair considering he had not even made a first-team appearance before September.
The Crumpsall-born teenager was not even selected in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s touring party for the pre-season games in Australia and the Far East, but has grasped his chance and is now a regular member in the first-team squad.
United’s latest academy graduate has been one of the success stories of the season at Old Trafford, and has emerged onto the scene with a fearless aggression that has adhered him to supporters.
Williams is speedy and more adept defensively than his 66-rating suggests, so he should get a rating increase of at least +9 to a 75 next season.
Mason Greenwood + 13
Greenwood is 67-rated in this year’s edition of FIFA which almost seems like a mockery of his talent given the remarkable goalscoring season he has had.
The 18-year-old has proven time and time again why Solskjaer rates him as the most natural finisher at the club, netting 17 goals in his first full campaign for the senior side.
FIFA are cautious in Ultimate Team not to upgrade a young player too hastily after one good season, but Greenwood’s ability is too good to ignore.
We believe the young forward is deserving of at least an 80-rated card in next year’s edition of Ultimate Team.
Dean Henderson + 7
Henderson, a 75-rated base card before his 88-rated Team of the Season, kept 13 clean sheets in 36 games on loan for Sheffield United this term.
The 23-year-old’s future at Old Trafford remains uncertain, but the likelihood of a huge upgrade is not and it’s surely just a matter of how generous FIFA decide to be with his rating for the new edition.
He has been crucial in lifting the Blades to an improbable eighth placed finish in their first season in the Premier League and has proven he should be ahead of current number one Jordan Pickford in the England team.
While David De Gea may be due a downgrade after a season scattered with errors, Henderson’s rating should be lifted to around 82 for the new game.