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Bristol City 2-1 Manchester United - Player Ratings

  • Bristol City pulled off a shock victory over Manchester United in the Carabao Cup, check out the player ratings.
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Modified 21 Dec 2017, 04:51 IST

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Bristol City v Manchester United - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final
Bristol City v Manchester United - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final

Sergio Romero – 6

Romero looked shaky and put off by Bristol city players who kept getting in his way when trying to kick or throw the ball from his hands. But he eventually calmed down and unfortunately couldn’t do anything about either Bristol City goal.

Victor Lindelof – 7

Although on the surface it would seem the defense was to blame, Lindelof put in one of his best performances in a United shirt. He did everything right, passing out from the back well and defending well.

Bristol City v Manchester United - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final
Bristol City v Manchester United - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final

Marcos Rojo – 7

Like he has done quite occasionally for United in his most recent performances, Rojo defended well once again. He stayed tight to Reid and afforded him no space, making sure he was not going to be at fault for a Bristol goal.

Daley Blind – 7

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Blind defended brilliantly on the left side of a back three and most notably made a magnificent last-ditch tackle from the Dutchman kept it at 0-0 just before half-time.

Mateo Darmian – 4

Darmian, like he was against Basel away, played horrendously once again. Bryan had so much joy against him down the left-hand side and it was mainly Bristol City who created their chances throughout the game.

Paul Pogba – 5

Having missed the last few games, Pogba looked slightly rusty and did not do to well under lots of pressure from the two Bristol midfielders. He got better as the game went on but he put in some reckless tackles and was eventually booked out of frustration, which you could see in his performance all night.

Bristol City v Manchester United - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final
Bristol City v Manchester United - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final

Scott McTominay – 5

McTominay looked calm and assured early in the game but struggled throughout the whole 90 minutes. He took a couple of wild shots at goal and looked to be the weak link in midfield, potentially due to some inexperience.

Luke Shaw – 6

Shaw got off to a poor start often tucking in too much and leaving space in behind, but grew into the game, defended well and offered an outlet going forward.

Anthony Martial – 5

Martial made a bright start and got the better of Wright at right-back more than once, but as the game dragged on the Frenchman struggled to get involved and faded.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 6

Ibrahimovic hit a volley which deflected onto the post early in the first half but was putting in a disastrous performance on his first start after his long-term injury. He eventually hit a free-kick past Steele in the Bristol City goal to grab United’s equalizer, but it was by no means a good performance.

Bristol City v Manchester United - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final
Bristol City v Manchester United - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final

Marcus Rashford – 5

Rashford was unlucky as he had an effort ricochet off the post on the 20th minute from outside the box after easily moving away from two Bristol City players. However, he failed to kick on from there and was eventually booked for a petulant tackle after having the ball taken off him by Bryan.

Substitutions:

Romelu Lukaku – 7

Lukaku was denied a goal on two occasions by Steele, firstly with a header and secondly with a low drive. He looked very positive off the bench and despite Ibrahimovic’s goal, he looked the much better striker on the night.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 6

Making his first appearance after an apparent disagreement with Mourinho after United played Brighton, Mkhitaryan looked bright and made a good impact from the bench despite a lack of match fitness.

Chris Smalling – N/A

The center back came on for a matter of seconds after Bristol City’s winner, meaning he played under a minute for United.

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Published 21 Dec 2017, 04:51 IST
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