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PLAYER RATINGS: Harry Maguire looked shaky once again but Fred was excellent in Man United’s defeat

PLAYER RATINGS: Harry Maguire looked shaky once again and left his mark on his own team-mate, but Bruno Fernandes was bright and Fred delivered an excellent showing in Man United’s defeat by Atletico Madrid

  • Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League after a narrow defeat 
  • Atletico Madrid triumphed at Old Trafford with Renan Lodi the only goal scorer 
  • Harry Maguire struggled for the hosts and was substituted off to several cheers 
  • But Bruno Fernandes and Fred stood out for the hosts on a disappointing night 

Manchester United were sent crashing out of the Champions League after suffering a 1-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid, with their 2-1 aggregate loss piling on the misery.

Renan Lodi scored the only goal of the game on a agonising evening at Old Trafford for the hosts, while Diego Simeone’s side defended heroically throughout.

A number of United players stepped up while others disappointed in the spotlight and here, Sportsmail‘s CHRIS WHEELER rates their performances… 

Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League after losing to Atletico Madrid

MAN UTD (4-2-3-1)

DAVID DE GEA 6 – Produced a fantastic one-handed save from De Paul to deny his old club early on, but could he have got closer to Lodi’s header for the goal?

DIOGO DALOT 6 – A more direct threat than Wan-Bissaka going forward from right-back and had several shots blocked, but failed to spot Lodi’s run to the back post.

RAPHAEL VARANE 7 – Been there and done it in the Champions League. His experience and composure are invaluable on nights like this, and was only denied a goal by Oblak’s excellent save.

Captain Harry Maguire was shaky again under pressure and later went off to sarcastic cheers

Captain Harry Maguire was shaky again under pressure and later went off to sarcastic cheers

HARRY MAGUIRE 5.5 – Looked shaky again under pressure. Left his mark by clashing heads with Gimenez and his own teammate Ronaldo. There were cheers when he was replaced by Mata late on.

ALEX TELLES 6 – Continued at left-back in Luke Shaw’s absence but doesn’t have the same penetration. Didn’t make enough of an impact on the game.

SCOTT McTOMINAY 6 – Brought more energy to midfield than Paul Pogba in the first leg but putting the Frenchman on the bench took away from United’s creativity.

FRED 7.5 – Outrageous piece of skill to trick his way past Stefan Savic in the first half. It’s what we’ve come to expect from Brazilians, just not Fred. Excellent overall as well.

Fred demonstrated a fine piece of skill in midfield and delivered an excellent overall showing

Fred demonstrated a fine piece of skill in midfield and delivered an excellent overall showing

ANTHONY ELANGA 6.5 – Hero of the first leg set the tone with early challenge to Oblak and was denied another goal when the keeper inadvertently saved his face. Justified his inclusion from the start.

BRUNO FERNANDES 7 – A thorn in Atletico’s side. Tried to drive United into the quarters but was denied a penalty early on and by Oblak’s save just before half-time. Unlucky to be subbed early.

JADON SANCHO 6 – Came to life in the second half after a subdued first period and was inches away from scoring with a spectacular volley on the hour mark.

CRISTIANO RONALDO 6.5 – Looked lively just three days after his hat-trick heroics against Tottenham here but never went close to a repeat performance. Dropped deep too often and had few chances.

Cristiano Ronaldo dropped deep often for United and his team-mates failed to create for him

Cristiano Ronaldo dropped deep often for United and his team-mates failed to create for him

Subs: Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Pogba (for Fernandes 67, 6), Mata (for Maguire 84), Rashford (for Elanga 67, 6), Lingard, Cavani (for Fred 75, 6.5), Heaton, Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Matic (for McTominay 67, 6).

Booked: Matic, Dalot

Manager: Ralf Rangnick 6.5 – Ran Atletico and Simeone close over two legs but his spell as interim manager will end without a trophy

ATLETICO MADRID (3-5-2): Oblak 8; Savic 6, Gimenez 6.5, Reinildo 6; Llorente 6, De Paul 7, Koke 6.5 (Kondogbia 80), Herrera 6, Lodi 7; Griezmann 6.5, Joao Felix 6 (Felipe 90). 

Subs: Lecomte, Suarez, Correa, Hermoso, Serrano Martinez, Moreno Rebanal, Gomez, Martin Dominguez, Gonzalez Verjara, Camara Silva.

Scorer: Lodi 41

Booked: De Paul, Herrera

Manager: Diego Simeone 7

Renan Lodi arrived at the far post to head home the only goal of the second leg at Old Trafford

Renan Lodi arrived at the far post to head home the only goal of the second leg at Old Trafford

Referee: Slavco Vincic (Slovenia) 5 – Didn’t stay on top of Atletico’s time-wasting tactics and could easily have blown for Reinildo’s challenge on Elanga before the goal. 



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