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The Manchester Evening News Player Ratings Savaged Man United

The Manchester Evening News Player Ratings Savaged Man United
By Donny Mahoney
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What is there to say left to say about the shambles that is the once-proud football club Manchester United? The club's famous ex-players used to rage about their dire results, now they just look glum and resigned, like men attending a wake of an old friend.

Manchester United lost their two games with rivals Liverpool 9-0 on aggregate and they now sit sixth in the Premier League table. This season has been one long humiliation - from the thrashing at home by Liverpool, the hammering at Watford that got Solskjaer sacked, the rout at the Etihad where City had 92% possession for a spell, the shock loss at Goodison, and now last night.

While the likes of Keane and Scholes are more sad than angry these days, there is still some palpable venom out there from fans and those who follow the club closely.

Writing for the Manchester Evening News, Samuel Luckhurst went hammer and tongs at the United players and Ralf Rangnick in his player ratings, which were published on the fulltime whistle last night.

These are some are our favourite excerpts. The full ratings can be read here and they're gloriously angry.

Manchester United player ratings

Lindlof: "Overwhelmed from start to finish. 2"

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: "One of United's worst signings post-Ferguson. 2"


Phil Jones: "He actually looked hurt by the shambles before his half-time withdrawal. 3"


Harry Maguire: "Had the gall to claim he was still deserving of his place. 1"

Paul Pogba:  "Should not have started and should never play for United again. 0"


Bruno Fernandes: "Only world-class if the stadium is empty. 2"

Luckhurst is more forgiving of the substitutes, giving Sancho a 6, Lingard a 4 and Hannibal a 5.

He dishes out at 2 for coach Ralf Rangnick ('a back three was tantamount to raising the white flag') and if you average the scores of the coach and the starting XI, you get an average player rating of 2.5.


Which is about right.

At this stage, the only question is whether last night will be seen as the nadir, or will things somehow get worse at Old Trafford before the season's end. There are fixtures against Arsenal and Chelsea to come over the next eight days.

Wolves sit in 5 points behind Manchester United in 8th place, but with a game in hand. At this rate, qualification for the Europa Conference League might be in question.


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