Player ratings: AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Manchester United

Player ratings: AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Manchester United

David de Gea N/A – Had nothing testing to save all evening.

Diogo Dalot 5 – Just like against Astana, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fuming with the Portuguese not getting into more advanced positions at the start. Did not look stable on the ball.

Victor Lindelof  6 – Did not look troubled whatsoever against what was a very limited AZ Alkmaar attack.

Marcos Rojo 5 – Decision making on the ball was not up to scratch, and he didn’t try one shot from 40 yards, which is deeply disappointing.

Brandon Williams 6 – Not the best time to make your United debut. Nonetheless, despite some sloppy touches here and there, the youngster demonstrated a good hunger to effect the cause and held his position well.

Nemanja Matic 5 – Against a low block, having the onerous Matic stroll around on the ball only adds insult to injury. Mopped up at the back every now and again.

Fred 4 – A real shocker. So much potential there, as shown in a couple of movements, but seemingly also where attacks go to die. The Brazilian’s ponderousness in possession suggests he needs more minutes under his belt.

Daniel James 5 – Solskjaer ‘s decision to play him at number nine and then in central attacking midfield did not work, with the Welshman starved of space until being substituted for Marcus Rashford.

Angel Gomes 5 – Did his best to pirouette and slalom into gaps further forward, only to find himself constantly surrounded by red shirts.

Juan Mata 4 – Against a team playing a low block and with no movement to play with, Mata was rendered functionally useless for most of the game.

Mason Greenwood 4 – Not his day, which is fair enough given that he’s just turned 18. The man cannot perform every time. Spurned the one chance that came his way and offered very little movement in the box – something he needs to work on.

Substitutes

Marcus Rashford

Jesse Lingard

Scott McTominay

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