Four wins out of the last five in the Premier League have ensured Manchester United are well in contention to finish in the top four but they are out of the only competition they have won in the last six-and-a-half years and could go out of the Champions League next week.

United have won nine and lost nine in what has hitherto been a regressive campaign under Erik ten Hag. They have scraped 13 goals in 12 league games whereas in the Champions League they have plundered nine in four. The trouble is they have also shipped 11 and United are bottom of Group A.

Here are how the United players have rated so far this season:

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Andre Onana

A decent start spiralled with some costly howlers against Bayern Munich and Galatasaray but his form has improved in the last month and the penalty save against Copenhagen could eventually be consequential. 6

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Missed two months through injury and has only started six games but performed at a consistent, if unspectacular level. 6

Diogo Dalot

The biggest plus has been his fitness. Dalot has avoided injury at a vital time but starting 16 successive games has taken its toll. Scored the winner at Sheffield United. 5

Harry Maguire

Shown commendable resilience to regain his place and he has helped United keep clean sheets in four of his nine starts. Nodded in the winner against Copenhagen. 7

Victor Lindelof

Another defender who has scored a winner, Lindelof has played regularly but not played well regularly. The left-back experiment had predictably dismal results. 5

Raphael Varane

His campaign started with a winner against Wolves and it has been downhill ever since. Varane has been injured, unwell and is now on the bench. 4

Varane was rotten in Denmark
Varane was rotten in Denmark

Lisandro Martinez

Did not look himself from the start and his metatarsal injury required a second round of surgery. Been out since mid-September. 5

Jonny Evans

Such a sentimental signing you had to check if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was back in the dugout, but Evans has acquitted himself impressively in most of his starts, though he should not have been pitted against Erling Haaland. 6

Sergio Reguilon

Energetic and eager in attack but negligent in defence and he has looked like a third-choice Tottenham left-back. He could be back at Tottenham in January. 5

Scott McTominay

Gifted United fans their season-high so far with the comeback against Brentford and, like Maguire, he has displayed admirable determination to go from sellable to starter. 6

McTominay was responsible for one of the great finishes at Old Trafford
McTominay was responsible for one of the great finishes at Old Trafford

Sofyan Amrabat

His only impressive performance was against a Crystal Palace side who hit the eject button in the League Cup. Amrabat has looked wholly out of his depth. 2


His four goals are misleading. Casemiro has been isolated, bypassed and gettable amid the mismatched pairing with Mason Mount. And now he is injured. 3

Mason Mount

Zero goals, zero assists, dropped in September and omitted from the last two England squads. The curse of the No.7 has not been lifted. 2

Christian Eriksen

Produced one of the standout performances by a United player all season in the second half against Copenhagen, though he has seldom shone as a starter. 5

Mount in midfield: a mismatch
Mount in midfield: a mismatch

Bruno Fernandes

Three of his four goals have secured nine points in the Premier League but his performance level has regressed and goals have masked his form. 6


Dreadful before his six-week leave of absence and dreadful since he returned. One of United's worst signings. 1

Alejandro Garnacho

Only the one goal but he was key to the comeback against Brentford and has started the last four matches, displaying admirable maturity. Has not been enough of a goal threat. 6

Marcus Rashford

One goal in 16 games tells its own story. Rashford has been fortunate to avoid an outright demotion but he got a wrap on the knuckles for attending a nightclub hours after he was cheered off in the derby defeat at Old Trafford. 2

Rasmus Hojlund

Had his shooting boots on in the Champions League, scoring five goals in four games, but he is still yet to get off the mark in the Premier League after nine appearances. Trying his heart out. 6

Erik ten Hag

Injuries have prevented him from playing United's strongest team but United have lost their identity, the number of half-time changes highlight how often Ten Hag has got his selections wrong and United have lost as many games as they have won. 4

Ratings are assigned individually and players must have started at least five games.