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Sancho Gets 7, Bruno With 4.5 | Manchester United Players Rated In Loss Vs Manchester City

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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 locked horns with arch-rivals Manchester City at the Etihad earlier this evening, hoping to pick up all three points and solidify their position in the top-four of the Premier League table.

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

Manchester United Players Rated In Loss Vs Manchester City 

David de Gea 7

The Spanish shot-stopper made a couple of impressive saves from close range as well as far out. There’s very little he could have done about the conceded goals, as most of them came as a result of the disorganization in defence. However, his ball distribution was questionable yet again.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 4.5

The Englishman was way too slow to read Manchester City’s attacking moves down the left wing. He had the work ethic, but the lack of quality was quite blatant.

Victor Lindelof 4

Shambolic defending from the Sweden international. There’s plenty he could have done to prevent the goals tonight.

Harry Maguire 4

Same as Lindelof, the skipper’s positioning in the box was questionable throughout the course of the match. Be it from set-pieces or open play, he always seemed out of position when the Citizens were in the final third. No surprises whatsoever; he has been doing this on a weekly basis for some time now.

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Manchester United’s English defender Harry Maguire (L) vies with Manchester City’s English midfielder Phil Foden (R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on March 6, 2022. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
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Alex Telles 4

The Brazilian wing-back struggled to influence the offensive side of the game.

Scott McTominay 6.5

The Scottish international made some tough blocks to prevent the opposition forwards from having a go at goal.

Fred 4

The Brazilian international remained relatively quiet as he was forced to operate in his own half of the pitch for the majority of the game. His movements were heavily restricted by Pep Guardiola’s men.

Paul Pogba 5.5

The Frenchman got himself the assist for Jadon Sancho’s goal, but he lacked the pace that was required to make quick transitions against City’s compact midfield.

Jadon Sancho 7

The former Borussia Dortmund winger displayed extreme composure to level things out for the visitors in the 22nd minute. Nonetheless, it counted for very little in the end.

Bruno Fernandes 4.5

It wasn’t the Portuguese magnifico’s best match. Poor first touch, misplaced passes leading to counter-attacks, wrong decisions in the final third – hardly anything seemed to be going right for him tonight.

Anthony Elanga 5

He had plenty of pace under his belt to slice through the opposition defence, but he never really looked threatening enough.

SUBSTITUTES

Marcus Rashford 5

He looked poor after coming on, perhaps the continuation of the form he is in at the moment.

Jesse Lingard 5 

He couldn’t manage to do anything noticeable.

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