MANCHESTER UNITED’S woes continued as they were beaten by Galatasaray.

Rasmus Hojlund put the Red Devils in front on two occasions only for the visitors to respond within minutes both times.

Rasmus Hojlund was a rare bright spark for Manchester United


Rasmus Hojlund was a rare bright spark for Manchester UnitedCredit: AP
Andre Onana endured another difficult Champions League night


Andre Onana endured another difficult Champions League nightCredit: AP

The Turkish giants then won a penalty after an error from Andre Onana, only for Mauri Icardi to miss from 12 yards.

Icardi made amends just moments later, though, to hand Erik ten Hag’s side a second Champions League loss in as many games.

Here’s how SunSport’s Kieran Davies rated the United players’ performances.

Andre Onana – 4

The Man Utd keeper is devoid of any confidence and it shows. He had a terrible game, was responsible for at least one of the goals and certainly the penalty and sending off of Casemiro.

Diogo Dalot – 5

Wilfried Zaha gave him a torrid time. At fault for the first goal, made some important challenges but his positioning was poor for most of the game.

Raphael Varane – 6

Considering he won so many trophies at Real Madrid, he looks a shadow of this player. Should be the rock to this defence, communicating and commanding the others. None of the above is evident.


Victor Lindelof – 6

Probably the pick of a bad bunch. Tried to hold it together defensively but was surrounded by constant mayhem. 

Sofyan Amrabat – 5

Playing out of position, tries to get into centre midfield too often, leaving the defence exposed. Once the visitors realised this, they targeted his position in the second half and got their rewards.

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Hannibal Mejbri – 6

Looked like a headless chicken all too often. Too keen to lunge into challenges and blocked a goalbound Mount shot when things were going well for Man Utd. Brought off at half time.

Casemiro – 5

As good as a player as he is, always capable of a rash challenge. Once he got booked and United were being stretched, it seemed inevitable he would get that second yellow card at some point.

United were beaten 3-2 by Galatasaray


United were beaten 3-2 by GalatasarayCredit: Getty

Mason Mount – 6

Not offering what you would expect of a player commanding the transfer fee he did. Seems too happy with being a passenger in the game all too often.

Bruno Fernandes – 6

Possibly the wrong option as club captain. When the chips are down, his head goes and he does nothing to motivate his players. Can be a negative influence when the side need someone to pick them up and get them going.

Rasmus Hojlund – 9

Did not really put a foot wrong. Made intelligent runs into the channels, got two goals and if he hadn’t mistimed a run, it could have been a hat-trick. May want to forget the game where he got his first Old Trafford goals.

Marcus Rashford – 6

Seems short of confidence and does not look like the player who scored all those goals last season. Making the wrong choices at important moments

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Christian Eriksen (For Hannibal) – 7

Made a difference at the start of the second half and started to make things happen. Struggles to get back and defend and can leave them exposed if the opponents can get quick transition.

Alejandro Garnacho (For Rashford) – 7

Tried his hardest to make things happen when he came on. His pace and passion caused some issues for the visitors, was unlucky not to get a goal but for a great block from Icardi.

Antony (For Mount) – 6

Struggled to get into the game coming on so late. Tried to make an impact but Galatasaray found it too easy to contain him.

Anthony Martial (For Amrabat) – 6

For somebody who has played as a striker in this team for so long now, he makes all the wrong runs. Had one chance that brought a good save out of the Galatasaray keeper but the flag went up as he had strayed offside.

Erik ten Hag's side have lost their opening two Champions League matches


Erik ten Hag’s side have lost their opening two Champions League matchesCredit: EPA

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