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Player Ratings : Club Brugge vs Manchester United

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Sergio Romero: 4

Romero was at fault for the only goal United conceded in this game as he got his positioning completely wrong. Perhaps this is down to a lack of game time but nonetheless he was still out of position. Romero also looked out of place in numerous chances for Brugge in the first half. Not his best day in a United shirt.


Diego Dalot: 4

You barely even knew Dalot was on the pitch in Belgium. He struggled to make an impression down the right-hand side and in this system the full backs are essential to United’s attacking output.

Victor Lindelof: 5

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Both United’s centre backs looked out of place against Brugge’s pacey attacks, however Lindelof managed to prevent a few early attacks.

Harry Maguire: 5

Maguire was a shadow of his former self in comparison to his performance at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. His lack of pace was exploited and similar to Romero was often found out of position.

Luke Shaw: 6 – Probably United’s only defensive performance that was anything worth noting. Shaw again looked comfortable sat on the left-hand side of the three centre backs as he coped with Brugge’s attacks in comparison to his teammates.

Brandon Williams: 4

The English youngster looked slightly overwhelmed at times. Whether the occasion of his first, first team game playing in European knockout stages, affected him, he looked to lack confidence.


Nemanja Matic: 5

Europa League games are often matches that Matic can excel in with the reason being the slower paced style of football. However, the Belgian clubs quick build up play and high pressing seemed to leave him behind as he struggled to maintain and keep up with the speed of the first half.

Andreas Pereira: 5

Had a decent effort which forced a save from ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, he remained fairly disciplined in the first half but faded away as the game went on.

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Juan Mata: 4

Again like most of United’s attacking outputs he was fairly anonymous in the whole game. The link up between him and Martial never really got going and this was evident throughout the 90 minutes.


Jesse Lingard: 4

Its very rare now we see a Jesse Lingard master class and unfortunately, we are still without one. The off the pitch controversy surrounding his new agent Mino Raiola doesn’t help his situation either. Lingard was very poor in this game even by his standards.

Anthony Martial: 6

The French man provided a brilliant bit of attacking skill for the goal, cutting off the defender’s line which allowed for one of only two scenarios, he wins a penalty or scores. Thankfully it was the latter. The goal was against the run of play and is what United need in their desperate search for a goal scorer.

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Odion Ighalo: 4 – Poor

Fred: 6 – Came on and made an impact

Bruno Fernandes: 7 – Probably the only positive.

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