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Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-3 Chelsea

United beats itself.

Manchester United v Chelsea - FA Cup: Semi Final Photo by Andy Rain/Pool via Getty Images


David De Gea: 2/10

Was willing to give DDG the benefit of the doubt on the first goal despite him making contact with Giroud’s strike. However, the second conceded goal was an inexcusable howler. This match serves a stark contrast to the Crystal Palace match earlier this week.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 3/10

Every defender is at fault when the opposing team scores three unanswered.

Victor Lindelöf: 2/10


Harry Maguire: 2/10

Embarrassing. Scored the insurance goal for Chelsea. Not what you want or expect from our £80 million captain.

Eric Bailly: N/A

Two separate instances of contact to the head led to a very scary moment in the first half and he was stretchered off. Godspeed, Eric.

Brandon Williams: 2/10

Indirectly responsible for the first goal as he was wildly out of position and then directly responsible for “assisting” the second goal with a truly awful giveaway in United’s half of the pitch. Easily the teenager’s worst match in a United shirt.

Nemanja Matić: 5/10

Held the thing together in the beginning like he was Spider-Man in the Tom Holland reboot after Vulture sliced the Staten Island ferry in half. However, ultimately, he could not affect much change from his position.

Fred: 4/10

Subbed off in the 55th minute in favor of Pogba as the match was unraveling.

Bruno Fernandes: 6/10

Had the only decent chance of the first half with an okay free kick that forced a save from Caballero. Scored with a trademark penalty late in the second half to avoid the skunk.

Marcus Rashford: 5/10

Had one noteworthy opportunity that went wide of the goal mouth. Wasn’t as involved as you’d like to see him. Clearly he was hampered by not having Martial, Pogba and Greenwood joining him in the starting XI.

Daniel James: 3/10

James peaked at the beginning of the campaign and has been on a downward spiral ever since. He cannot maintain possession and does not combine well with AWB on the right side. He was subbed off in favor of Mason Greenwood in the 56th minute and it’s clear more than ever that the right wing is Greenwood’s position from now on. James needs to fix his game soon lest he be relegated to same corner where our other forgotten young talents are serving timeout.


Anthony Martial: 5/10

Came on in the middle of the first half for Bailly and changed up United’s shape back to four in the back. Had some dangerous moments as well as draw the penalty that Bruno would convert.

Mason Greenwood: 5/10

Brought on after the game was already out of hand. Can’t expect the 19 year old to change the game up that much.

Paul Pogba: 5/10

Subbed on with his team down two goals and his defense ready to give up a third, Pogba wasn’t able to deliver a miracle today.

Odion Ighalo: N/A

Came on in the 79th minute to give Rashford’s legs a rest.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah: N/A

Came on in the 79th minute to give Wan-Bissska’s legs a rest.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 2/10

The 19-match unbeaten streak ended against a team that United had beaten three other times this season because Solskjaer over thought it and changed up the system that was working for the first time since the restart. The system relied too much on a defensive unit with a history of errors, the midfield was without industry, and the key offensive players did not all start the match, and this all led to a disjointed performance without rhythm. Ole was out-coached by Lampard plain and simple.