MANCHESTER UNITED suffered a humiliating 4-2 defeat Championship side Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was without several first-team players, although few would have predicted this scoreline.
Manchester United Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard were back after loan spellsCredit: Alamy
Goalkeeper Tom Heaton has returned to Old Trafford for a second spellCredit: Getty
The away goals came courtesy of a third-minute opener from Jesse Lingard and a late consolation from youngster Anthony Elanga.
Here’s how SunSport’s Dan King rated the United flops on a dreadful afternoon for the Red Devils.
Tom Heaton – 6
Couple of nervy moments with the ball at his feet but commanded his box well.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 4
All QPR’s success came down his side. Slow to react in untidy build-up to hosts’ second goal.
Axel Tuanzebe – 5
Solid enough one on one and bringing the ball out, but could have helped Wan Bisska more.
Teden Mengi – 5
Completely lost Austin for the QPR equaliser but otherwise didn’t do a lot wrong.
Brandon Williams – 5
After being United’s most convincing defender by far in the first half, he had a mare in the second.
Andreas Pereira – 6
Competent, but no more. Again made you think he could be a decent for someone, just not United.
Nemanja Matic – 5
For every good thing he did, there was a misplaced pass or error. Turns 33 next week and looks it.
Facundo Pellistri – 6
Neat assist for Lingard’s goal but did not make much of an attacking impact otherwise.
Jesse Lingard – 7
Lively from the off and took his goal well. Remained busy but could not make another decisive contribution.
Daniel James – 5
Struggled to get into the game and did not make the most of the opportunities he did have in the final third.
Mason Greenwood – 7
Started brilliantly, with a key role in opening goal, but faded. Through ball should have led to Elanga goal.
Lee Grant – 5
Little he could do about any of the three goals that rattled past him soon after he came on.
James Garner – 6
Found his feet after the whirlwind 15 minutes and did a better job than Matic had.
Juan Mata – 5
Second-half skipper found himself surrounded by youngsters and could not stem the tide.
Anthony Elanga – 7
Dangerous runs gave him great chances that he couldn’t take, but a fine finish to make it 4-2.
Ethan Galbraith – 6
Shored things up down the United right, which was what they desperately needed.
Dylan Levitt – 6
Alongside Garner, helped United to stabilise the game and avoid further embarrassment.
Hannibal Mejbri – 6
His shock of hair was visible all over the pitch as he put in an energetic half hour’s work.
Shola Shoretire – 5
Made little impression up top on his own and also struggled to impose himself in midfield.
Will Fish – 5
Almost let in QPR for a fifth but it was a tough assignment. Otherwise solid enough.
Di’Shon Bernard – 6
Had less to do as Rangers lost their momentum a little, but did it competently enough.
Joseph Hugill – 5
Had a chance to score for 4-3 and make things interesting. Ran around gamely.
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Mason Greenwood started for United on his return from injuryCredit: Getty
Nemanja Matic captained the side in Harry Maguire’s absenceCredit: Getty
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