Player ratings U21s: Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United U21s

Manchester United’s U21s crashed out of the EFL Trophy following a 2-1 defeat to Sunderland final night time. Listed here are our participant scores for the match:

(A rating of 6 is round common)

Dermot Mee – 6 – Didn’t have a lot likelihood on the 2 conceded objectives and customarily did nicely commanding his space and coping with the seven photographs he confronted. Was a bit sloppy together with his distribution although, giving the ball away in harmful areas a couple of instances.

Charlie Wellens – 7 – An excellent efficiency and was one of many few brilliant spots in a weak first half. Supplied nice vitality down the best wing and delivered some teasing crosses. Was additionally sturdy defensively regardless of dealing with a variety of direct runners at him and made 4 tackles.

Paul McShane – 5.5 – Was usually respectable however reveals shaky moments on the ball and didn’t provide the sense of composure and management that’s anticipated of him being the skilled player-coach within the facet.

Bjorn Hardley – 6.5 – Was sturdy within the sort out and lower out a lot of harmful alternatives and likewise did nicely in possession, making some good passes from deep.

Alvaro Fernandez – 5 – A uncommon off day for the Spaniard, he didn’t look to make his often driving runs however as an alternative opted to clip balls excessive to the entrance two, which not often labored. Was additionally caught out and allowed the runner in behind for Sunderland’s second objective.

Zidane Iqbal – 6.5 – Was superb across the opposition field scoring a implausible objective and hitting the put up. However he clearly didn’t swimsuit the deeper position as Sunderland received the midfield battle and he was caught ball-watching, permitting the runners into the field for Sunderland to seize the winner.

Charlie Savage – 4.5 – A really poor match for Savage and he struggled with the very open midfield United deployed. This resulted in him being completely overrun. Couldn’t get his foot into tackles and extra surprisingly struggled to get on the ball and spray across the passes he’s identified for.

Dillon Hoogewerf – 6.5 – One other one of many few brilliant sparks within the first half as his mazy dribbles brought on Sunderland fixed hassle however sadly all 4 of his photographs have been blocked.

Sam Mather – 6 – A promising efficiency from the primary 12 months scholar as he appeared extra comfy on the increased degree. Most notably was in a position to create good openings when he switched sides to the best and created an overload.

Joe Hugill – 5 – Shall be disillusioned to not have bagged a objective towards his boyhood membership. Was handed a golden alternative within the opening minutes the place he rounded the keeper however hit the put up. Discovered it onerous to become involved after that. He did get in behind yet one more time, however may solely win a nook together with his effort.

Charlie McNeill – 5 – Equally threw away a golden alternative as he was one-on-one with the keeper however determined to take a one contact early try from 30 yards, which was simply saved in the long run. Nonetheless seems to be very nervous and determined to impress since stepping up in age group.


Manni Norkett – N/A – Not lengthy on the sphere however put himself about and appeared like he may deal with himself bodily towards the older opposition.
Omari Forson – N/A – Seemed to become involved on the ball in his brief time however over hit his one cross into the field.

Marc Jurado – N/A – Solely got here on for the dying seconds.

Learn our full match report of this recreation right here.

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