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Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United participant rankings as Rashford woeful and Elanga saves the day

Champions League Game of the day: Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United player ratings as Rashford woeful and Elanga saves the day

Manchester United escape with a degree

For big parts of their Champions League final 16 conflict with Atletico Madrid, Manchester United regarded as if they’d have all of it to do at Previous Trafford. An abysmal first half noticed them head into the break 1-0 down, and performed off the park by a resurgent Atleti aspect who had been first to each ball.

Nevertheless, a tactical tweak and the addition of some stability in midfield noticed them wrestle some semblance of management of the sport within the latter phases, and an Anthony Elanga purpose ten minutes from time implies that Ralf Rangnick and co. head again to Previous Trafford realizing that it stays all to play for in Manchester.

Nevertheless, they must play far much better than that, which was maybe their worst show of the season to date, in the event that they wish to make it wherever close to the Champions League trophy this season.

David De Gea – 5.

May do nothing in regards to the opening purpose. Nevertheless, wanted to make use of his expertise to sluggish the sport down amid an Atleti onslaught within the first half, and failed to take action. Except for that, was untested.

Victor Lindelof – 4

An experiment that failed miserably. It’s exhausting to pin an excessive amount of blame on the Swede, who would have been unfortunate to lose his place after his efficiency towards Leeds United. Nevertheless, he merely isn’t a proper again, and demonstrated that point and time once more.

Crushed persistently by opposing full-back Renan Lodi, and providing nothing going the opposite manner, it’s baffling fairly why neither of the 2 right-backs that had been on the bench began or had been even introduced on on the break.

Harry Maguire – 4

Misplaced Joao Felix for the opening purpose, and regarded worryingly in need of confidence. Stepped up within the second half however he, and the remainder of his defenders, can have been glad to see Simeone take away Joao Felix.

Raphael Varane – 4

Because the boos rang out across the Wanda Metropolitano, it served as a reminder of simply how lengthy Raphael Varane’s honours listing with Actual Madrid was.

However for a person imagined to be a pacesetter in defence, he left Manchester United rudderless. A clueless minute the place he was caught out by a fast David De Gea goal-kick, earlier than giving the ball away to a pink and white shirt, summed up his night.

Luke Shaw- 5

Was the higher of the Manchester United full-backs however that’s not too massive of an achievement. Booked and hooked on 65 minutes which he couldn’t complain about.

Jadon Sancho- 4

Got here into the sport on the again of a pair of excellent performances, however struggled to cope with the system change that Rangnick appeared to wish to implement. Did not make something occur nevertheless it wasn’t for the need of making an attempt.

Paul Pogba- 4

Pogba was delivered to the membership for these kinds of nights, however merely received misplaced amid the energetic Atletico Madrid midfield. Given no time on the ball by Geoffrey Kondogbia, his reverse quantity, it was one other disappointing night for the Manchester United man who couldn’t affect the sport in any respect.

The Frenchman was hooked simply after the hour mark for 33-year-old Nemanja Matic, and will haven’t any complaints in any respect.


Gave his typical hard-working efficiency however in reality it was proved as soon as once more that the Brazilian misplaced at this stage within the first half. The addition of Nemanja Matic rather than Paul Pogba handed Manchester United, and Fred, extra stability,

Marcus Rashford – 3

Rashford’s effort ranges can by no means be questioned, nevertheless it was an evening to overlook for the Englishman who seems to be confused about his function in Ralf Rangnick’s system.

His frustration was proven by selecting up a pointless yellow card monitoring again after making a mistake within the last third. In fact, he was fortunate to keep away from being hooked on the hour.

Bruno Fernandes – 5

Was woeful for 80 minutes however performed the all-important cross that handed Manchester United a degree. Will know he can carry out much better, and might be hoping to within the return leg.

Cristiano Ronaldo- 4

Hardly had a contact within the first half-hour, however was persistently fouled every time he did obtain the ball. Left remoted and pissed off for an excessive amount of of the sport, and might want to wait till Previous Trafford to steal the headlines.


Nemanja Matic (ON: 65 minutes)- 7

Even at 33 years outdated, his presence in midfield was game-changing, permitting Manchester United to wrestle again some type of management. It’s as a lot a damnation of present choices {that a} man effectively previous his prime can have such an impact, however Matic definitely performed his half within the draw.

Alex Telles (ON: 65 minutes) – 6

One cross within the dying phases deserved higher than being shepherded behind by the Atleti defence. Was definitely an enchancment on what Shaw supplied, however may effectively be on account of the elevated management that the Crimson Devils had.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (ON: 65 minutes)- 6

Was unfortunate to not begin the sport given the shortage of proper again on the pitch, however did nothing flawed when he was launched.

Anthony Elanga (ON: 74 minutes) – 8

Didn’t do a lot however discovered himself in the proper place on the proper time to grab an all-important purpose for the Crimson Devils together with his first contact of the sport, and provides the tie a really completely different complexion heading to Previous Trafford.

Do you know?

His newest strike implies that Anthony Elanga’s 4 objectives for Manchester United have all come away from residence.

What they stated:

Anthony Elangha informed BT Sport:

‘I’m all the time calm. I feel that was my first contact as effectively! I’ve dreamt of moments like this.’

‘At any time when I get an opportunity for the membership I wish to repay the supervisor. I wish to be the very best participant I will be on the pitch. I recognize the boss.’

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