Player Ratings from Bristol City 2-1 Manchester United

Sergio Romero (6)

Could do nothing about the two Bristol City goals. The home side tried to pepper United’s number two in goal by long balls and only once nearly succeeded.

Matteo Darmian (4)

Horrid performance. Caught out on countless occasions. Last started against FC Basel and produced a similarly weak display. Could be on the transfer list in January.

Victor Lindelof (6)

Caught for the goal but overall a much sturdier performance to the previous cup tie away to Swansea in the previous round.

Marcos Rojo (5)

Always gives 100% in every match he plays in but movement for Bryan opener set United back. With the crowd up it was always going to be difficult for the Red Devils.

Luke Shaw (6)

Brownhill a handful but Shaw’s recovery from injury and inconsistency seems to be improving. A tough night for United but one positive is that in patches Shaw looks like the player he once was.

Daley Blind (5)

Unfortunately for the Dutchman, he has become the definition of ‘deadwood’ at Old Trafford. Superb tackle denied Reid but was caught out in possession by the rampant opposition. His heart doesn’t seem in it.

Scott McTominay (6)

Will be a future Red Devils regular and this match will be a lesson. Two wild long shots highlighted McTominay’s keenness but also immaturity.

Paul Pogba (6)

Hounded by Pack. City knew Pogba would be United’s gravest threat and shut the Frenchman out superbly.

Marcus Rashford (6)

Unfortunate not to score after striking the post from a long-range effort. Sporadic in the second half.

Anthony Martial (6)

Tried his usual game in cutting inside to slice through the opposition. Packed across the middle of the park so space was minimal and eventually clear-cut chances became like gold-dust.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (6)

Free-kick and reaction summed up the Swede. United looked a bit one dimensional with Zlatan on the pitch but play to his strengths and the result is emphatic. Not today though.


Romelu Lukaku (7) – Man of the Match

Changed the dynamic of United’s attack. Spearheaded a more fluid and pinpoint threat. Unlucky not to have scored twice.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (6)

Brought on after nearly a month’s absence and United’s fans roared him on.