RALF RANGNICK fielded a heavily rotated side in the 1-1 draw against Young Boys in the Champions League.
The game had NO impact on whether United would be playing knockout football next year, so some fringe and youth stars got given a run out.
Greenwood scored United’s only goal of the gameCredit: GETTY IMAGES
The United No11 lead the way for the inexperienced attackCredit: GETTY IMAGES
But ultimately they failed to impress the demanding German against a resolute Young Boys.
Mason Greenwood scored the opening goal of the game with a wonderful finish, but his strike was cancelled out by a Fabian Rieder wonder strike.
Here’s how SunSport rate United’s stars.
Dean Henderson – 6
Could do very little about the goal.
The Young Boys player picked out the top right corner, well out of Henderson’s reach.
Apart from that, the keeper had very little to do all night with his defenders blocking a lot of attempts on goal.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6
Found himself out of the starting XI in recent weeks to allow Diogo Dalot to have the chance to impress.
Looked confident both on the attack and when defending.
Usual solid performance from the right-back.
Eric Bailly – 6
The more confident of United’s two centre-backs on the night.
Wasn’t shy to stick a foot in when necessary for the home side, and pulled off a valuable block in the first half.
Faces a fight to get a regular starting spot back.
Nemanja Matic – 6
Matic started in defence for United and made a mistake which almost resulted in a goal.
But luckily for him, the Young Boys attacker dragged his effort wide of the post.
Luke Shaw – 6
Solid as always.
Very reliable when going forward and tried his best to help out his captain Matic, who was playing in defence.
Donny van de Beek – 5
Maybe old boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was right not to play Van De Beek.
The Dutchman looked a yard off pace in Man Utd’s midfield and didn’t grab the game by the scruff of the neck.
His careless pass resulted in the equaliser in the first half.
Juan Mata – 6
Not seen often in the United starting XI, but always a reliable runner whenever given the opportunity.
Vital player to have in what was a young matchday squad.
His presence after his playing days could be valuable for United, with a lot of talent needing guidance.
Jesse Lingard – 6
Lingard worked hard in Rangnick’s system, but like some of his team-mates, failed to take advantage of the opportunity.
The England international looks to be heading for the exit in the upcoming January transfer window.
There’s a lot of players ahead of him in contention for a regular starting spot.
Amad Diallo – 6
The January transfer had a quiet night, but showed some neat touches inside the opposition half.
Often burst away from his marker with his lightening speed.
But didn’t have the vital final touch to bag himself a goal.
Anthony Elanga – 6
Struggled to make an impact for the Red Devils, but not an easy game to do so.
Young Boys beat United in the reverse fixture earlier on this season, and showed the same defensive resilience.
Had a good chance to grab a goal, but was denied well by the goalkeeper.
Mason Greenwood – 8
United’s shining light throughout the game, and looking consistently sharper than his team-mates and opponents.
His emphatic finish lifted the mood at Old Trafford on a night where Rangnick handed United’s youngsters a chance to shine.
Made a good impression in front of his new boss.
Teden Mengi for Luke Shaw (61 mins) – 6
Pulled off a wonderful block to deny what looked a certain goal for the visitors.
Shola Shoretire for Amad Diallo (67 mins) – 5
Showed good energy and tracked back well, but ultimately failed to make an impact on the attack.
Tom Heaton for Dean Henderson (67 mins) – 5
Savage (right) came on with dad Robbie on BT Sport’s commentaryCredit: GETTY IMAGES
The goalie didn’t have much to do for the 20-odd minutes he was on the pitch.
Charlie Savage for Juan Mata – N/A
Zidane Iqbal for Jesse Lingard – N/A
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