Manchester United player ratings as Tom Heaton good and Alejandro Garnacho bright vs Real Betis

December 10, 2022

Man United lost to Real Betis in their second friendly in Spain and here are how the players rated at the Estadio Benito Villamarín.

David de Gea

Returned after missing the Cadiz game and had little to do as Betis hit the post and Brandon Williams cleared off the line. 6

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

A much-needed improvement on Wednesday night. Wan-Bissaka was sharper but his one cross was blindly overhit. 6

Victor Lindelof

Stayed on the longest of the senior starters and did little wrong. A certainty to start against Burnley on December 21. 6

Teden Mengi

Forced off with an apparent hamstring strain and looked distraught, having missed six months through injury this year. 5

Brandon Williams

Somehow avoided a yellow card when two of his crude tackles warranted yellows. Cleared off the line but the shot was possibly going wide. 4

Zidane Iqbal

Not as effective as in midweek as Betis retained possession more authoritatively and he could not break forward as much. Grew a bit after the break. 6

Scott McTominay

Captained United again and had a couple of shots that were nearer the away fans in the third tier than the goalframe. 5

Isak Hansen-Aaroen

An 11th-hour inclusion after Donny van de Beek dropped out, Hansen-Aaroen looked overawed at times. 5

Anthony Elanga

Very ineffectual again from the right wing, a role none of United’s right-footed forwards seem to want to play. 4

Alejandro Garnacho

United’s brightest outfield player again without having a standout moment. Played for an hour before he was replaced. 6

Anthony Martial

Came through a half and was presumably rested after missing 13 weeks of the season with three separate injuries. Isolated and not as involved as in Cadiz. 5


Rhys Bennett

Replaced Mengi in the first-half and can be pleased with his outing. 6

Tom Heaton

Made a decent stop early on but soon beaten by Nabil Fekir. Made a couple of other good stops to highlight why he should be No.2 to De Gea. 7

Sam Murray

One of only two newbies who have played two halves this week and he has shown an admirable temperament. 6

Kobbie Mainoo

Earned another half after his impact against Cadiz and showed why. Can expect more training time with the first-team beyond this week. 6

Shola Shoretire

Still only 18, he has plateaued at United and it is showing in the friendlies. Next month is maybe time for a loan. 5

Joe Hugill

A first appearance for the first-team since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s last summer as manager. 5

Noam Emeran

Played in for a decent chance but could not kill the ball. 5

Marc Jurado

Came on late. 5