Not the perfect first half for Manchester United who struggled against the Championship side, Bristol City, almost like the match of Huddersfield Town who is a newly promoted Championship team as well.
Jose Mourinho’s side conceded a goal and then equalized by Ibrahimovic, and then lost in the last minute. A very disappointing match from the Red Devils, and awful performance. This isn’t a team that can compete for the Premier League, Mourinho has a very hard work to do in the coming days.
Our players’ ratings are as the following:
Romero: A couple of good saves but had one deadly mistake that let Bristol City score, but the goal got canceled. 6/10
Lindelof: Seemed shaky in some moments, or not even trying. Was the reason behind the second goal. A lost defender. 2/10
Rojo: Maybe was the only one really defending in the three in the back formation. 5/10
Blind: He couldn’t even outclass a Championship team. Had some good moments though. Subbed off after 61 minutes. 4/10
Darmian: He should leave in January for a better player who can be at least a good player on the bench. 4/10
Shaw: Tried and fought for some balls, but couldn’t do much. 5/10
McTominay: Was brave in some balls, but very average match. 5/10
Pogba: One of the best players and the motor of the team and midfielder, was defending and attacking and behind every attack. Did everything except scoring. 7/10
Rashford: Was so close to scoring in the 22nd minute, but his shot hit the bar. as well. Booked. 6/10
Martial: Seemed a bit tired, but had good contributions in the game, especially in Lingard’s goal. 7/10
Ibrahimovic: A good comeback for the lion! was going to score in the first few minutes, but his shot hit the bar. He needs to get back his sharpness to be back in his top form. One goal. 7/10
Lukaku: Tried, but couldn’t really impress, had one attempt that Bristol City’s keeper deflected. 5/10
Mkhitaryan: Tried and had some good passes. 5/10
Man of the match: Non really impressed, Bristol City deserves it.
Jose Mourinho (Manager): There is something wrong with the team recently, like last season’s issue, the team can’t really score, maybe lacks experience upfront where Martial and Rashford are the main players up. Mourinho has to fix the issues ASAP in January or may end up like last season, and no Europa League this season to qualify for the Champions League. Moreover, the team played with almost senior players and couldn’t beat a Championship team, and even lost 2-1. 5/10