Manchester United player ratings: Cristiano Ronaldo good vs Young Boys – Manchester Evening News

David de Gea

Made a decent stop at 1-0 to preserve United’s lead. Soundly beaten for both goals, which were mistakes by teammates. 6

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Fortunate to have started and his errant touch played him into trouble, resulting in a red card. The weak link in United’s defence. 2

Victor Lindelof

Guilty of one instance of porous defending and was steadier with Maguire and Raphael Varane next to him in the second-half. 5

Harry Maguire

Involved in umpteen aerial duels and was usually dominant but was dragged towards the ball for the equaliser. 5

Luke Shaw

Provided width in the first-half but this became a night of defending for the United left-back after Wan-Bissaka departed on the opposite side. 6

Donny van de Beek

Acquitted himself well on his 16th United start but did not make it out for the second-half as United switched to a back three. 6

Fred

Bypassed too often in the first-half but was more composed after United were reduced to ten men and became more combative. 6

Jadon Sancho

Was struggling before he was sacrificed for Diogo Dalot as United reorganised with 10 men. His underwhelming start continues. 5

Bruno Fernandes

A day after Solskjaer lamented social media’s obsession with assists, Fernandes executed a world-class assist that trumped the goal. 6

Paul Pogba

A quiet evening back on the left before he moved infield to complement United’s midfield shield. Had little impact. 5

Cristiano Ronaldo

Anticipated Fernandes’s perceptive pass expertly, although it was another goalkeeping error. Had to come off because of the circumstances. 7

Subs

Diogo Dalot

His first proper appearance for United in a year and he was reasonably disciplined amid the pressure from Young Boys. 6

Raphael Varane

Culpable for the equaliser. 5

Nemanja Matic

A steady influence who should have come on earlier. 6

Jesse Lingard

Major mistake. 3

Anthony Martial

A meaningless cameo. 5

Manager

Retaining Wan-Bissaka backfired and the switch to a back three was needlessly negative and heaped pressure onto United. Matic should have come on sooner. 4

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