Man United player ratings v Atalanta

A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo allowed Manchester United to scrape a 2-2 draw with Atalanta in the Champions League.

Thanks to the result United remain in control of their potential progression from Group F but will need to beat Villarreal in their next Champions League game to ensure they the knockout stages.

But despite that there were some extremely dodgy performances for United tonight as well as some very impressive ones.

Here’s how they fared:

David de Gea (5) Not challenged too often tonight but was still the busier of the two goalkeepers. Poor error for Atalanta’s opener and failed to come off his line for Duvan Zapata’s second half goal, though he is ultimately not to blame for it.

Aaron Wan Bissaka (6) Continues to be a dilemma for United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in terms of attacking output. Offered next to nothing except for a passing option in the middle and attacking thirds but defensively quite solid again.

Eric Bailly (8) One error in not tracking Zapata for his goal but put in a vital block against him in the first half to prevent a second goal. Numerous vital blocks and interceptions proving why he can be such a big asset for United when he plays. Comfortable playing out from the back as well.

Atalanta (1.62) 2-2 (1.07) Man Utd

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Raphael Varane (7) Calming presence during his time on the pitch and was practically flawless in the opening 38 minutes before being forced off due to a hamstring injury.

Harry Maguire (3) After a solid game at the weekend it would have been a good game to prove he can get back to the levels he showed in the Euros and last season. But once again, he was a liability at times at the back and made some silly errors that fortunately for United were unpunished, largely thanks to Bailly saving his bacon.

Luke Shaw (6) Solid at the back and competent going forward, no where near his best performance but was certainly not a burden like he was against Liverpool.

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