Bristol City 2-1 Manchester United: Player ratings

by Leo Nieboer

Sergio Romero 6 – Generally composed in the air, aside from a poor missed catch in the 67th minute. Could have come out quicker for Bristol’s winner.

Matteo Darmian 5 – Generally difficult to watch: slow across the ground, awkward on the ball, and nowhere to be seen for Bristol’s goal.

Victor Lindelof 6 – Produced without doubt the most accomplished Manchester United defensive performance, manipulating the ball well and finding himself out of position – right up until losing his marker for Bristol’s winner.

Marcos Rojo 6 – Enjoyed a relatively composed first half but found himself painfully outpaced for Bristol’s goal. Looked slightly jittery when placed under pressure their front line.

Daley Blind 6 – Made his first start in midfield under Jose Mourinho and started tentatively. Grew into the game well, however, and produced a vital tackle on Bobby Reid just before half time.

Luke Shaw 7 – Bristol looked to isolate Shaw on the left hand side but the Englishman was disciplined and energetic from the start.

Scott McTominay 7 – Another quietly assured display from the midfielder. Hardly ever squandered possession and moved play through the lines with intent.

Paul Pogba 6 – Dictated proceedings after a poor first 15 minutes, ensuring the midfield continued to tick, but lacked presence in the final third.

Marcus Rashford 6 – Came close to scoring in both halves, striking the post with a powerful drive, but frustrated with his decision making in the final third.

Anthony Martial 5 – A disappointing outing for the Frenchman. Enjoyed a few decent bursts early on but his influence as the game went on diminished.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 6 – Clearly still rusty after such a prolonged period on the sidelines but nevertheless produced a thunderous free-kick to bring the visitors level.

Substitutes

Romeu Lukaku 

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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