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Ronaldo Gets 9, Bailly With 8 | Manchester United Players Rated In Draw Vs Atalanta

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Pratik Das
The youngest member of The 4th Official and an ardent Premier League fan who is basically obsessed with scouting young talents and is consumed by the idea of finding the perfect number 10.

Manchester United clashed heads with Serie A side Atalanta at the Gewiss Stadium earlier tonight, hoping to pick up all three points away from home. Josip Ilicic broke the deadline in the 12-minute-mark as he forced a mistake off David de Gea to find the back of the net. However, Cristiano Ronaldo levelled things out right before the half-time whistle. Duvan Zapata scored 10 minutes into the second-half to make it 2-1 for the hosts, but Manchester United’s number 7 came to the rescue once again to secure a point for his team in the dying moments of the game.

Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player fared during the clash against Atalanta.

Manchester United Players Rated In Draw Vs Atalanta

David de Gea 4

An individual mistake from the Spanish shot-stopper led to the first goal of the game. However, there is hardly anything he could have done about the second goal.

Luke Shaw 6 

Luke Shaw fared well defensively but he should have influenced the game a bit more in attacking terms.

Eric Bailly 8

Manchester United would have conceded double the number of goals if it wasn’t for the Ivorian defender’s heroic challenges. He made some brilliant last-ditch tackles and blocks to prevent the hosts from finding the back of the net.

Raphael Varane 6 

The France international had to be taken off in the 38-minute-mark due to an unfortunate injury.

Harry Maguire 4 

He might be the captain of this team but for his own sake, he needs to be dropped from Solskjaer’s first team plans for the time being. Mistakes at the back have become an integral part of his game and it doesn’t seem like he is going to stop making them anytime soon.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 6

The Englishman covered a lot of ground down the right flank but struggled with his end product as usual.

Scott McTominay 5 

The Scottish international was on the verge of being sent off in the second-half. Unnecessary aggression affected his game in a negative way as he struggled in possession of the ball on several occasions.

Paul Pogba 3 

It was a shambolic performance from the Frenchman. He held on the ball for too long and eventually got dispossessed in some of the most dangerous areas of the pitch. Furthermore, majority of his passes failed to find the intended target as he kept giving away the ball time and again.

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Marcus Rashford 4 

Rashford looked absolutely clueless for as long as he was on the pitch.

Bruno Fernandes 7

The Portuguese magnifico played an amazing first-touch back pass to Cristiano Ronaldo which led to United’s first goal of the game.

Cristiano Ronaldo 9

He scored two goals to save the day for Manchester United – pulling off the impossible like it’s just another day at the office. The second goal was an exemplary finish though.

SUBSTITUTES (Manchester United Players Rated In Draw Vs Atalanta)

Mason Greenwood 7

The 19-year-old winger didn’t have too much to work with but he got himself the assist for Ronaldo’s match-winning goal.

Nemanja Matic 6 

He added stability to United’s midfield.

Edinson Cavani 6 

The Uruguayan striker looked full of energy after coming on.

Donny van de Beek N/A

Jadon Sancho N/A


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