Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-1 Atletico Madrid – Maguire and Dalot poor

Manchester United’s Champions League run has come to an end in the round-of-16 after losing 2-1 on aggregate against Atletico Madrid.

Although the Reds went in 1-0 down at half-time, they were the better side in the first 45 minutes but failed to create enough chances after the break.

Here are our Manchester United player ratings after a disappointing night at Old Trafford (starting players only):

David de Gea – 6

Brilliant save to prevent Rodrigo de Paul in the first-half. I don’t think he could’ve done a lot for the goal after Renan Lodi was left alone at the back post. His communication and distribution were subject to criticism again.

Diogo Dalot – 3

Let Lodi score from close range to kill the tie. No end product when he got forward.

Raphael Varane – 7

Unlucky not to score when Oblak was forced into a terrific save. A force from the back.

Harry Maguire – 3

Played the game with his head up in the clouds.

Alex Telles – 4

A real weakness down the left tonight.

Scott McTominay – 5

He was up against it tonight but this is the level McTominay needs to reach if he wants to be a future United midfielder.

Fred – 6

Amazing piece of skill in Atletico’s box in the first-half but lost his spark after the break.

Anthony Elanga – 5

Missed a close-range chance early on. It was a quiet performance other than that.

Bruno Fernandes – 4

Did more moaning than anything else. Rightly hauled off.

Jadon Sancho – 5

Quieter than usual but I thought he dealt with Atleti’s pressure well. Nowhere near enough end product, though..

Cristiano Ronaldo – 5

Couldn’t get past Atletico’s defence and strayed too far away from the box at times.

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  1. Our players mourn too much and they have become too soft. Unable to win 50/50 balls and always falling down even with the slightest of touches. Matic should start at 6. Whatever is happening to Rashford?

  2. His never had his best starting 11 since his arrival, very poor in making substitutions. His just draining the players out. I bet I can make a proper team than what this guy is trying to do. He sucks at everything

  3. I’m probably not the only one that has seen ManU being harassed when they have the ball ( opponents rush them)and when the opposition have the ball they hang back. Why please someone explain.
    Ignorant soccer follower.

  4. Starting Maguire ahead of Lindelof is an insult hard work. Again scoring a solitary goal in over 30 games on corners means that some trainer is sleeping on his coach. Finally, our players have been accustomed to complaining so much in every game and going down so easily wasting more time.

  5. Giving Dalot a 3 and blaming him for conceding the goal shows a worrying lack of basic football knowledge. Maguire out of position and Elanga not tracking back meant Dalot had 3 players to mark – and he had to mark the man closest to goal as he was the main threat.

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