PLAYER RATINGS: Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba provided late Manchester United inspiration but out-of-sorts Aaron Wan-Bissaka was caught out by RB Leipzig’s fast start
- Manchester United dumped out of the Champions League after RB Leipzig loss
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka was given the run-around by Man City loan star Angelino
- Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba on target in late comeback attempt
- Mason Greenwood also showed bright moments in the United attack
The Red Devils only needed a draw at RB Leipzig to progress to the last-16 but soon found themselves 2-0 down after 13 minutes and were then three goals behind with 21 minutes to play.
Sportsmail’s Jack Gaughan rates the United players’ performances on a nightmare evening for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side…
Manchester United’s Harry Maguire looks on during his side’s defeat away at RB Leipzig
Man United (3-4-1-2)
David De Gea – 5
Absolutely nothing the Spaniard could do as United’s back five fell apart in front of his eyes. But then was lacklustre as Leipzig wrapped up the points.
Victor Lindelof – 5
A sense that he could never had a full eye on his own job because of the errors being committed by others close by.
Harry Maguire – 5
Had been winning his individual battles, rarely giving the ball away, before being culpable of indecision with De Gea for Justin Kluivert to score.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 4
All at sea for Leipzig’s first two goals and led a merry dance by Manchester City loanee Angelino. Unusually out of sorts defensively.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (front) struggled up against Angelino (back), especially in the first half
Luke Shaw – 5
A centre half who kept gravitating to left back in a bid to cover Alex Telles. Left himself exposed for the second goal.
Scott McTominay – 7
The one man who truly stood up under intense pressure before the break. Drove forward on occasion and showed determination in attempts to push the hosts back.
Nemanja Matic – 5
Julian Nagelsmann’s midfield just moved the ball too quickly for Matic, who was left chasing shadows as the Germans took control.
Alex Telles – 4.5
Hooked at half-time after a haphazard display. Telles was sacrificed as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer switched to a back four.
Bruno Fernandes – 7
Produced some moments of quality, thumping the bar just before Leipzig’s third and scoring the penalty that gave United hope.
Bruno Fernandes hit the crossbar and started United’s unlikely comeback bid with a penalty
Mason Greenwood – 7
Might feel he could have netted one of two decent chances before the break. Greenwood was easily United’s brightest spark going forward and won the penalty.
Marcus Rashford – 6
The ball never truly dropped for Rashford, whose danger was largely nullified by Leipzig. Would have benefited from more runners around him.
Donny van de Beek (for Telles, 46) – 6
Brandon Williams (for Shaw, 61) – 6.5
Paul Pogba (for Matic, 61) – 7
Axel Tuanzebe (for Lindelof, 77)
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (for Wan-Bissaka, 77)
Subs not used: Bailly, Mata, Grant, Lingard, James, Ighalo, Henderson
Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 5
A real problem that he could not get a reaction from these players and that the team started so slowly was a poor reflection on his management.
Paul Pogba impressed after coming off the substitutes’ bench for the Red Devils
RB Leipzig (3-4-2-1): Gulasci 7; Mukiele 6.5, Konate 7.5, Orban 6.5; Haidara 7.5, Sabitzer 8, Kampl 7 (Adams 75, 6), Angelino 8.5 (Halstenberg 87); Olmo 6.5 (Kluivert 56, 6.5), Nkunku 7; Forsberg 7 (Poulson 56, 6)
Subs not used: Tschauner, Sorloth, Martinez, Martel, Wosz
Manager: Julian Nagelsmann 7
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) – 5
Overly officious, as supporters of most English teams will be well aware of. Becomes embroiled in the game’s minor details.