Manchester United secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen at Old Trafford, and here are our player ratings for the match.
Andre Onana (8): Delivered a season-defining moment by saving a last-minute penalty, sparing United’s blushes. All was forgiven in that crucial instance.
Diogo Dalot (5): Struggled with a heavy workload and failed to meet expectations. A far cry from the rejuvenated player we saw last season under Erik ten Hag. Showed improvement alongside the team in the second half.
Raphael Varane (5): Had a less-than-stellar performance, appearing nervous under Copenhagen’s pressure. His sluggish play potentially opened doors for the visiting team to exploit.
Harry Maguire (7): His mini-renaissance continued with his first Champions League goal, setting United on the path to victory. Played with newfound confidence in the aftermath.
Sergio Reguilon (5): Displayed enterprise and made efforts to create opportunities with overlapping runs. However, his final ball left much to be desired, exemplified by a mishit pass to Rashford that could have set up a one-on-one opportunity.
Sofyan Amrabat (3): The honeymoon season is clearly over. He has been enduring a string of lackluster performances, appearing short of the required intensity for this level. Substituted at half-time for Eriksen.
Scott McTominay (3): Unfortunately, it feels like déjà vu when describing McTominay’s performances. If he’s not scoring, his contributions appear minimal. Conceded a penalty with virtually the last open-play action of the game.
Bruno Fernandes (5): His game becomes unattractive when United’s rhythm falters. Persistently attempted extravagant passes, often relinquishing possession needlessly.
Antony (2): Played a role in one of United’s promising attacks, but expectations from a United forward should be higher. He remained largely ineffective beyond that solitary moment. Regardless of Ten Hag’s favoritism, his time in the first-team should be reevaluated.
Marcus Rashford (5): It’s challenging to summarize his performance because he’s at the heart of the action, continuously striving. Nevertheless, like the rest of the team, he’s struggling to find form.
Rasmus Hojlund (6): Once again, Hojlund upheld his reputation in a struggling team. He made the most of limited opportunities and did his best to create chances from scarce resources. In a more coherent attacking team, he’ll likely shine and score goals.
Christian Eriksen (7): For the second consecutive game, Eriksen made a significant impact off the bench, orchestrating crisp first-time passes that led to United creating numerous chances.
Alejandro Garnacho (7): Despite some wasteful finishing, his decisiveness marked a significant improvement over Antony. He managed to get into goal-scoring positions, a trait lacking in Antony’s game.
Victor Lindelof (6): Substituted for the returning Reguilon, he performed his role without drawing much attention. A quietly effective substitute.
Anthony Martial (6): Entered the game late to replace Hojlund, but had minimal impact on the proceedings.