Man United ratings: Hojlund 9/10, Onana 3/10 in shock defeat



Manchester United’s woes continued as the Red Devils were beaten 3-2 by Galatasaray in the Champions League on a miserable night in the rain in Manchester for Erik ten Hag’s men.

The hosts drew first blood when Rasmus Hjlund thundered home Marcus Rashford’s perfect cross past Fernando Muslera, only for Galatasaray to equalize six minutes from time as United’s old boy Wilfried Zaha pulled Diogo Daltke back for his third goal in as many games against his former club.

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Hjlund restored United’s lead with a moment of magic when he broke free from the visiting defense and calmly slotted the ball past Muslera, but Kerem Akturkoglu made it 2-2 just four minutes later. Things got worse for the hosts when Casemiro was shown a second yellow card for hacking Dries Mertens in the box and — despite the resulting penalty being kept wide — Mauro Icardi completed a stunning comeback when he beat the unstoppable Onana to make it 3. -2 and gave the visitors their first win on England soil.


Rasmus Hjlund, remember the name. The prodigious 20-year-old has quickly grabbed the headlines since his move to Old Trafford, but it felt like a real coming-of-age display when he danced past defenders and mesmerized the home crowd with a stunning second goal.


The Red Devils have now recorded just one win in seven outings across all competitions to leave them bottom of Group A, four points clear of the top two. Their first lead lasted six minutes, their second didn’t make it that far either.

Manager Rating (out of 10)

Erik ten Haag, 4 — It does not rain but it comes alone. There were spells when United looked very good, but in the end it will be remembered as another hapless display as the pressure mounted on the underfire Dutchman.

Player rating (1-10; 10 = best, players identified after 60 minutes receive no rating)

GK Andre Onana, 3 — Dropped an absolute clanger when feeding the ball straight to Mertens, which forced Casemiro into a clumsy challenge. He was sent off from the spot, only to be easily beaten by Icardi after just three minutes.

DF Diogo Dalot, 3 — One rule of defence: don’t let the ball bounce, but that’s exactly what Dalott did when he allowed former United man Zaha to dribble in front of him and fire a bouncing effort over Onana. A poor display from Daltot who was held back too easily, and he saw the same man yellow for the grumble.

DF Rafael Varane, 4 — Failing to show his experience or take responsibility behind. As poor as Dalot was, he was given no support when he was sent off with a simple ball forward as the hosts equalized for the second time.

DF Victor Lindelof, 4 — It was a night when United needed their experienced players to stand up, but 29-year-old Akturkoglu was nowhere to be seen as he tapped past Onana to make it 2-2.

MF Sofian Amrabat, 6– The Morocco star was everywhere in a suffocating first half that saw him play in almost three different positions, but dropped out after the break, allowing the visitors to go on top.

MF Hannibal Majbr, 4– Less Messi, more Messi from the young midfielder who gave the visitors an opening, stripped of possession on the edge of the box after a weak corner, before he stepped into the path of a goal-bound Mason Mount effort.

M.F. Casemiro, 5– curled a beautiful ball behind to free Rashford who needed no second invitation to charge through and assist the opening goal. Mertens was dismissed in the box after Onana’s tackle.

MF Mason Mount, 7– A brilliant performance from England, who engaged in some neat exchanges with Hojlund and twice went close to striking gold, was only marred by some unfortunate deflections.

MF Bruno Fernandes, 6 — Gets into all the right areas without doing any damage, although Rashford should have picked him to tap in in the first half. Dying made the best pass of the game deep into Emers, but it was too little too late.

MF Rasmus Hojlund, 9 — A growing spark of brilliance. Home emphatically smashed home Rashford’s cross to open the scoring and the second was out of this world as the brilliant Dane ran half the length of the pitch before diving over Muslera.

FW Marcus Rashford, 6 — Showed all his best when he raced back and fired a pinpoint cross into the box converted by Hjlund, but was too slow to square to Fernandes when the play cleared, allowing Bowie to recover and cost United. Part of the spoiler.


MF Christian Eriksen, 7 — Replaced Hannibal at the break with the hosts in desperate need of a spark, and he delivered just as he turned a stunning pass for the corner to play Rashford clean through, only for Rashford to waste the chance.

MF Alejandro Garnacho, 7 — lively Created a nuisance for himself, but couldn’t quite produce the goal United so badly needed.

M.F. Antony, N.R. — Little chance of impact.

FW Anthony Marshall, NR– A dramatic last-gasp stop was forced from Muslera, but he was offside anyway.



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