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Man United player ratings vs Brighton: Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo poor

How the Man Utd players rated as they sank to a dreadful 4-0 defeat to Brighton.

David de Gea

Slow in getting down to Moises Caicedo's shot and his afternoon got worse thereafter. Let down by a hopeless defence. 4

Diogo Dalot

Performed inoffensively in the first-half but was the opposite in the second, culpable for goals two and three. 3

Victor Lindelof

Hesitated in the move for the first goal and a defender who struggles against pace and power was outpaced and outpowered. 2

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Raphael Varane

Let off by Danny Welbeck in the first-half but Brighton were merciless in the second. His lack of resistance for Pascal Gross's goal was shameful. 2

Alex Telles

He has been starting by default for a while and should not start again. Dreadful from start to finish and repeatedly targeted. 2

Scott McTominay

Mystifying he emerged for the second-half. Bossed by Yves Bissouma and Moises Caicedo and confirmed it with his constant fouling. 2

Nemanja Matic

Was often a one-man midfield due to McTominay's struggles but did his utmost to calm proceedings. Was harshly hooked at half-time. 5

Anthony Elanga

Overwhelmed by Brighton's intensity and struggled to do anything right. Substituted at half-time. 2

Juan Mata

At an away ground and an against an intense team, he showed why he is a specialist in certain situations. The game passed him by. 3

Bruno Fernandes

By the time he tested Robert Sanchez, the game was over and United were a lost cause. Another ineffective performance. 3

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ropey from the off with his passing and his shooting was wayward. Harshly booked but never looked a threat. 2

It was a day to forget for Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo.
It was a day to forget for Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo. (Image: Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images.)

Subs

Fred

Brought some energy and at least cared. 5

Edinson Cavani

Did plenty of running and had a goal disallowed for offside. 5

Harry Maguire

United didn't concede with him on the pitch and he came close to scoring. 6

Manager

Unsurprisingly named an unchanged side and could not legislate for the gutlessness of some players. His substitutions had no impact. 4

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