Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Raiola blames Solskjaer for Pogba’s poor displays, Cristiano Ronaldo rescues Atalanta point


Here’s how SunSport rated the Manchester United team against Atalanta.

Dropped a clanger for Atalanta’s opener as he let the average low shot slip under his body.

Once again frustratingly ineffective going forward.

If he could only add that to his game he would be world class as he is almost impossible to beat at the back.

Superb goal-saving block to deny Zapata in the 31st minute.

Couldn’t tell he has struggled for game time recently as he was United’s best player along with Ronnie.

RAPHAEL VARANE (subbed 37 mins) – 6
Was matching Zupata fairly well in the early stages.

But pulled up injured as with 10 minutes to go before the break and was subbed by Solskjaer as a precaution.

Overshadowed by his superb centre-back partner Bailly.

Was out of position on several occasions and was flagging wildly for offside before missing with a lunge on Zapata who scored seconds later.

Quiet evening. Not at his usual scintillating best going forward.

Fine defensively.

PAUL POGBA (subbed 67 mins) – 3
Fizzed an aerial ball to Ronaldo when in a good position when the Portuguese wanted it on the floor which would surely have seen him score in the 20th minute.

Saw his deflected effort fool the keeper and trickle towards goal before it hit the base of the post when it was still goalless.

BRUNO FERNANDES (subbed 87 mins) – 7
Heavily involved in the build up to United’s first goal and his skillful lay-off fed his countryman Ronaldo who made no mistake.

MARCUS RASHFORD (subbed 67 mins) – 6
Industrious and positive as he tried to make things happen.

Wasn’t quite happening before half-time but he kept plugging away which Solskjaer will have been pleased with.

Led from the front again and finished of a superb move he was involved in in first-half stoppage time.

Fed Greenwood and showed for the one-two, Greenwood fizzed it into Fernandes whose flick found Ronaldo on the edge of the box and he slammed it into the left corner to make it 1-1.

Sublime volley to rescue a vital point at the death. You wouldn’t believe it if it was a fairytale but you have to when it happens in front of your eyes. Superb.

MASON GREENWOOD (replaced Varane) – 8
Looked lively from the moment he came on.

Fired a superb pass into Fernandes which led to Ronaldo’s equaliser.

EDINSON CAVANI (replaced Rashford) – 6
Full of energy as always.

NEMANJA MATIC (replaced Pogba) – 6
Fired a vicious effort toward goal which deflected wide seconds after coming on.

JADON SANCHO (replaced Fernandes) – 5
Not enough time to make an impact.

DONNY VAN DE BEEK (replaced Mctominay) – 5
Nearly scored the winner at the death but saw his effort blocked.