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Bristol City 2-1 Man Utd – Player Ratings

Manchester United crashed out of the Carabao Cup after a 2-1 defeat to high flying Championship side Bristol City. Here are how the players rated.

Bristol City

Luke Steele 7

Will be disappointed with Man Utd’s equaliser, but will only have seen the ball late. Made some other excellent saves.

Bailey Wright 7

Initially struggled against Anthony Martial, but defended well overall.

Aden Flint 8

Excellent at the back for the Championship side.

Nathan Baker 7

Defended well against the big guns of Manchester United side.

Hordur Magnusson 6

Solid performance at the back, and caused danger with his long throws.

Josh Brownhill 6

Energetic down the Bristol right before being replaced by Eliasson.

Marlon Pack 7

Did a man marking job on Paul Pogba, and frustrated the Frenchman throughout.

Korey Smith 8

Gave away the free kick for the Man Utd equaliser, but made up for it with a late winner in stoppage time.

Joe Bryan 8

Scored the opener with an absolute screamer from an almost impossible angle. An incredible strike.

Jamie Paterson 6

Booked for a poor sliding tackle on Pogba early in the second half.

Bobby Reid 6

Worked hard but didn’t get many opportunities.


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Manchester United

Sergio Romero 6

Nothing he could do for the goal, but commanded his box relatively well

Matteo Darmian 6

Offered very little going forward, and should have maybe done better with Bristol’s opener.

Victor Lindelof 6

Did ok at the back, but lost Korey Smith for the Bristol winner.

Marcos Rojo 7

Commanding in the air at the back from the returning Argentine. Maybe could have got closer to Bryan for the first goal.

Luke Shaw 6

Did well defensively, but didn’t get forward as much as we have seen in recent games.

Daley Blind 6

Surprised many by starting as a midfielder for the first time in years, but did a decent job, making an excellent last ditch tackle in the first half. Replaced by Romelu Lukaku.

Scott McTominay 5

Could have done better positionally for both goals and didn’t really get involved in the game too much.

Paul Pogba 6

Looked a little rusty and could have seen red for a mistimed high challenge in the first half.

Marcus Rashford 6

Saw a fantastic effort cannon off the post in the first half. A busy performance but didn’t have a great deal of opportunities.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 6

His first start since his injury but didn’t look like the Zlatan of old, until he smashed in a low free kick. A great strike. Otherwise, about as rusty as the Titanic. Replaced by forgotten man Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Anthony Martial 6

Looked dangerous down the Man Utd left, but unable to create that killer chance.


Lukaku 7, Mkhitaryan 7, Smalling N/A

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