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Manchester United player ratings: Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes poor

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Dean Henderson

Made his Old Trafford career debut and saved well from Riyad Mahrez after conceding a soft goal. 6

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Might have asked Phil Foden to switch wings with his patsy, Raheem Sterling. Settled in the second-half, though City were not as adventurous. 5

Victor Lindelof

An accomplished return for most of it but there was no defensive authority in dealing with John Stones’s goal. 6

Harry Maguire

Barely put a foot wrong in the first-half against the side that wanted to sign him but then watched the ball and not Stones. 5

Luke Shaw

Let Sterling get away from him for an early chance but otherwise coped commendably with the City winger. Let Stones go for the goal. 5

Scott McTominay

Cannily laid the ball off for Bruno Fernandes to test Zack Steffen but had to rely on defensive positioning to try and slow down City. 5

Fred

More restrained in his deep midfield role and disciplined with his passing, which compromised United’s attacking fluidity. 6

Bruno Fernandes

Tested Steffen early on but so loose with the ball and became desperate in the second-half. An off-night was inevitable sooner or later. 4

Paul Pogba

Errant touches at opportunistic moments and never commanded the game as well as Ilkay Gundogan or Kevin De Bruyne. 5

Marcus Rashford

Did not run at Oleksandr Zinchenko enough and caught offside carelessly on a number of occasions. Sulked at times. 4

Anthony Martial

Edinson Cavani would have likely started had he been available and Martial was more lethargic than the Uruguayan, nine years his senior. 3

Subs

Mason Greenwood

Had no impact. 4

Donny van de Beek

Got a cameo. 5

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Absence of Cavani exposed United in the second-half after they went 1-0 down and the timing of the first change was too late. Martial was somehow allowed to continue. 4

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