Man United player ratings: Ronaldo invisible during cameo

Manchester United have started the 2022-23 Premier League season in the worst possible way.

The Red Devils, led by new manager Erik ten Hag, were beaten 2-1 by Graham Potter’s Seagulls at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Following the game and shocking result, here is how we have rated every Man United player that featured.

De Gea

Poor. Fumbled Brighton’s shot which led to Pascal Gross’ second. 3/10

Diogo Dalot

Seldom found space to get forward but when he did, the Portuguese defender was influential in his team’s only goal. 5/10

Harry Maguire

Made a handful of blocks and last-ditch tackles, not great but wasn’t the worst performer. 5/10

Lisandro Martinez

Going to take some time for the former Ajax defender to adapt to the Premier League but by no means his new team’s weakest link. 5/10

Luke Shaw

Another average performance. Did everything okay, but didn’t stand out. 3/10

Scott McTominay

Poor ball control all game. Put his teammates under unnecessary pressure on multiple occasions. 2/10

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Error-prone. Not convinced the Brazilian’s best position is as a defensive-minded midfielder. Subbed just after halftime for Cristiano Ronaldo. 2/10

Christian Eriksen

Barely influenced the game. 4/10

Bruno Fernandes

Should have scored in the first half but skyed his effort. Poor throughout. 3/10

Marcus Rashford

Nothing to shout about. 4/10

Jadon Sancho
Man United’s best player. Played several key passes, looked sharp and like the Red Devils’ biggest offensive threat. 6/10


Cristiano Ronaldo

Non-existent during his cameo. 2/10

Donny van de Beek

Looked bright after being bought on in the second half. 5/10

Alejandro Garnancho


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1 Comment

  1. in the real world, one not inhabited by perry watkins, nor stretty news ofc (is stretty news stretford paddock in disguise?)…
    ronaldo completely changed the game and united were a far far better team after the break, actually only after his introduction – he even set up rashford for a sitter but ofc rashford missed as per.

    also the ratings are childish. the only two footballers who deserved 2/10 were disaster duo mcfred. the rest were 5s -still not good enough but the root of uniteds problems is in the middle. these guys can barely pass a football.

    bruno also is just awful. he’ll be gone within two years along with rashford.

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