Manchester United player ratings vs Atletico Madrid: Harry Maguire struggles again as Renan Lodi plays

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Atletico Madrid kicked Manchester United out of the Champions League, Renan Lodi’s first-half strike was enough to earn them a 2-1 aggregate win and ensure another season passed without the Red Devils don’t lift trophies.

But how did each player fare in this one? Here are our player ratings for the match for each starter, substitute and manager.

All ratings are out of 10, and the higher the number the better. A zero would be a red card in the first minute and a 10 would be a dominating hat trick.

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Manchester United ratings

(GK) David de Gea

90

A spectacular first save prevented Rodrigo De Paul’s deflected volley. Although his shot-stopping skills have been immaculate this season, his distribution was not up to the standard Ralf Rangnick would expect.

5

(DEF) Diogo Dalot

90

From the start, Dalot showed no fear as he ran up the flank, believing the best way to snuff out Renan Lodi’s threat was to push him back. He couldn’t do anything against Atletico’s opener, as he tried to defend against three forwards at once.

5

(DEF) Raphael Varane

90

Where is the player United thought they had, the kind who would assert their will on these games, without sniffing out Atletico strikers? Varane wasn’t bad but he didn’t impress much either.

5

(DEF)Harry Maguire

83

He may have found himself too far down the pitch, chasing Griezmann too far into midfield to leave Dalot with too much danger to handle. As Manchester United captain, you expect Maguire to radiate composure. Often he seems to be the first to lose his temper and it’s no wonder he walked away when the stakes were at their highest.

3

(DEF) Alex Telles

90

He was extremely lucky that Marcos Llorente had gone a little too early when he charged in the first half and couldn’t have complained had he been the cause of an early deficit.

4

(MID) Scott McTominay

66

With so many of his fellow midfielders engaged on the pitch, McTominay was crucial in both stopping Atletico from countering and closing the possession gap. He did both jobs impressively.

7

(MEDIUM) Fred

75

Will he get a bonus point just for that screaming reminder of Fernando Redondo’s trick on this pitch 22 years ago? He should definitely do it, because it was the highlight of a great display from the Brazilian in the first half. Such energetic performance could only last as long as it lasted.

8

(MID) Bruno Fernandes

66

So often, Fernandes has graced Old Trafford with all his wonderful qualities, but tonight was an exhibition of his frustrating side. His passing often served to return possession to Atleti and when the pressure was on he tried to earn a foul with ease.

4

(AV) Anthony Elanga

66

A real threat in the penalty box from the start, who was only denied the opener by the face of Jan Oblak before lighting a wide early in the second half. However, it was without the ball that he made his most telling contribution of the match, failing to come back as Lodi headed for the back post.

6

(AV) Cristiano Ronaldo

90

As mobile and industrious off the ball as he has been since returning to Old Trafford, but all that movement on the pitch meant he was rarely able to shoot.

5

(AV)Jadon Sancho

90

The fact that he registered so many touches in dangerous areas from the start showed how quickly he has become an indispensable figure in United’s attack. As the game progressed Atletico did what they could to close the channels to him, no surprise as whenever he had space to operate he looked deadly .

7

Marcus Rashford

Elanga, 67′

A deeply disappointing display off the bench, one where he too often gave the ball away in good places.

4

Nemanja Mátic

McTominay, 67′

Steady and not particularly exciting, with his most notable contribution to the game being tossing the ball over Joao Felix, giving Atletico more time to spare.

5

Paul Pogba

Fernandes, 67′

He moved the ball well but couldn’t provide the killer pass to change this game.

5

Edinson Cavani Fred, 76′ Cavani never really got into the game, a poor performance especially in passing. 4
Juan Mata Maguire, 84′ The ultimate replacement for success and hope, Mata’s fifth appearance of the season was not one in which he could make a significant contribution. 5

Ralf Rannick

5

The German deserves credit for the way United started this game – something that is all too easily forgotten – but when substitutions were needed to change the game, he couldn’t come up with any ideas.

4

Ratings of Atlético de Madrid

(GK) Jan Oblak

90

Made five saves, including one with his face on Elanga just in front of goal. He may have had some shaky performances this season, but he’s been superb here.

8

(DEF) Stefan Savic

90

Was always there to clear the ball, did well to block crosses and looked dominant in the air. Positioning could have been better on Elanga’s first chance.

7

(DEF) Jose Maria Gimenez

90

Similar to Savic in what he did well, but had questionable positioning on United’s best chance. However, led his team with six clearances and won all duels and aerials.

8

(DEF) Reinildo

90

I almost conceded a penalty, but it was actually a big challenge in the end. Wasn’t flashy or anything, but played smart and didn’t take a lot of risks.

7

(DEF) Marcos Llorente

90

Struggled with United’s physique but overall did enough. Sometimes you had to tuck in a bit more as United tried to play the ball diagonally.

6

(DEF) Renan Lodi

90

⚽ 41′ The hero. He has a knack for scoring and he came in big here with a nice header. But even he won’t believe how open he was. Great for the sequel.

8

(MEDIUM) Koke

80

Seemed a step too slow. He never really made an impact, but he didn’t make any costly mistakes. Completed only 60% of his passes in the offensive third.

5

(MID) Hector Herrera

90

A good trip from the Mexican international. Completed 80.7% of his passes, was on the ball more than any other location and made the right call more often than not.

7

(MID) Rodrigue de Paul

90

Had a great chance from outside the box which almost went in, and he also looked quite creative on the ball. It wasn’t the impact he wanted, but it was good enough.

6

(AV) João Felix

89

Just one shot, but it was his backheel to Antoine Griezmann that helped set up the winner. He was a big part of his team’s two goals in both legs.

7

(AV) Antoine Griezmann

89

Was more of a creator than a shooter, but he deserves major props for spotting Lodi wide open at the back post. The weight on the ball was exceptional.

7

Geoffrey Kondobia

Koke (80′)

Helped close out the final 10 minutes, providing his defensive presence and protective ability.

6

Felipe

João Felix (90′)

Late sub to waste time.

N / A

Angel Correa

Griezmann (90+3′)

A submarine that wastes time.

N / A

Diego Simeone

3

Exactly how he drafted it. He has his team back as the dark horse in the competition with relentless defense and an offense that only needs a moment of time and space to bite you. An impressive and deserved victory.

8

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