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Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool

Little can be said about the absolutely dismal performance Manchester United squad put onto the pitch against Liverpool. The first time fans have been back in Old Trafford for the Liverpool Derby only to be colossally disappointed, and many of which left before the Red returned to the field at halftime.

Club leadership spent time this week conveying that Ole Gunnar Solskjær‘s job is with the club and not in jeopardy. However, that was before the match-week 9 trashing.

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Goalkeeper

David de Gea – 1.5/10

Not all the Liverpool shots that found the back of the net were De Gea’s fault and he did keep a couple Liverpool shots from making the scoreline even worse. But anytime a keeper yields 5 goals at home, a 1.5 rating might be even too high.

Defence

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 1/10

Wan-Bissaka provided not material impact to the match and was part of the backline that allowed 5 goals within the first 50 minutes of the match.

Victor Lindelöf – 1/10

One half of the problem that allowed cross after cross to flash in front of the keeper and left way too many opportunities for Liverpool attackers to go one-on-one with De Gea.

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Harry Maguire – 0/10

Maguire returned to his Leicester City match form, abysmal performance for the Manchester United captain. Perhaps best highlighted when he allowed Liverpool’s second goal when he collided with Luke Shaw and offering a far to easy goal from one of the highest paid defenders in the world.

Luke Shaw – 1/10

Shaw did not do anything to stand out in the match. Exposed defensively. One decent chance in the first half that dribbled past the post.

Midfield

Scott McTominay – 1.5/10

Limited progressive passes from the midfield from McTominay, those that he tried to thread through to attackers were cheaply intercepted.

Fred – 2/10

Fred at least demonstrated that he wanted to take part in the match. There were a few threatening passes that Fred cut down but these were over shadowed by giving the ball away.

Bruno Fernandes – 1.5/10

At the start, Manchester United looked to give Liverpool a real challenge when Bruno had an open opportunity to score but flounder the chance. Bruno was subbed off, but only to save him from potential injury.

Forwards

Mason Greenwood – 2/10

Greenwood provided some muster to the United attack but nothing that scored a goal and was subbed off early in the second half.

Marcus Rashford – 1.5/10

Rashford created decent looks in the middle of the first half when the game was still up-for-grabs, but much like the rest of the squad, as the game loomed out of hand, creativity and drive came to a stop.

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Cristiano Ronaldo – 2/10

Ronaldo’s frustration was clear. Picking up a yellow at the end of the first hand is the best demonstration of this, having a United’s only goal disallowed, made things even worse.

Substitutes

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Paul Pogba – 0/10

Played for 10 minutes before forcing United to play with 10 men. Provided more for Liverpool than his own club this match.

Diogo Dalot – 2/10

While it was not done with much class, he did play with an energy that the rest of the club lacked against Liverpool.

Edison Cavani – 2/10

Cavani did his best to provide a pulse to the Manchester United attack in the second half by almost putting one in off of a set piece in the 81st minute, but aligned with the theme of the United effort, it could not find its way into the net.

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