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Telles Gets 7.5, Sancho With 7 | Manchester United Players Rated In Disappointing Loss Vs Atletico Madrid

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Manchester United entertained Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford earlier tonight as they looked to pick up a win and secure qualification into the quarterfinal stage of the UEFA Champions League. The Red Devils made a bright start to the game but conceded the opening goal in the 41st minute when Renan Lodi scored with a good header for the visitors which meant that Man United were trailing 1-0 at the half-time break.

Ralf Rangnick’s men tried their best to net an equaliser but were lackluster in the final third. The contest finished with Man United suffering a disappointing 1-0 loss at home (2-1 on aggregate) which knocked them out of the Champions League.

Let’s take a look at how each Man United player performed during the clash against Atletico Madrid.

GK: David de Gea – 6.5/10

The Spanish keeper made a couple of decent stops at the back but couldn’t do much about Lodi’s well-placed header late in the first half.

RB: Diogo Dalot – 7/10

Dalot was strong in the air and made two good runs with the ball in the opponent’s half. He also didn’t shy away from having a strike at goal.

CB: Raphael Varane – 7/10

He made one important interception at the back and was a real threat in the Atletico half.

CB: Harry Maguire – 6.5/10

The English talent earned possession back a few times and made one key chance going forward.

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LB: Alex Telles – 7.5/10

He did his fair share of defending 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.

CM: Scott McTominay – 6/10

He struggled to get into the flow of the game and was replaced after the hour mark.

RW: Anthony Elanga – 6/10

Elanga showed a few flashes of what he is capable of in the opponent’s half and made two interceptions during the game.

CAM: Bruno Fernandes – 6/10

The Portugal international created a couple of inviting chances for his teammates but didn’t do enough to register a goal.

LW: Jadon Sancho – 7/10

Sancho completed multiple dribbles down the left flank but has got 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 get a sniff at goal.

Substitutes:

CM: Paul Pogba – 6/10

He struggled to get a foothold in the game.

CM: Nemanja Matic – 6/10

Matic made one good run with the ball.

LW: Marcus Rashford – 6/10

He failed to influence the game up top.

ST: Edinson Cavani – 6/10

Cavani never threatened the Atletico Madrid goal after coming off the bench.

CAM: Juan Mata – N/A

The Spaniard was Rangnick’s last throw of the dice.

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