Following their defeat in the hands of city rivals, Jose Mourinho had come out to criticise some players for their lack lustre performance.
At the beginning of the match, the red devils appeared to be overwhelmed by their opponents which the Portuguese confessed to that but their inability to speed up with the Manchester city side clearly infuriated Mourinho.
After the match, He said: “The two halves were completely different. In the first half we were below the level to play this match.
“You have to be completely ready in terms of the speed of your thinking and decision-making.”
However, Mourinho could be set to chop off some players from his subsequent matches for their dismal display against the Citizens.
The Dutch international was responsible for the two goals scored by city. Blind reacted slowly to De bruyne move for the opener before committing yet another blunder allowing Kelechi Iheanacho enough space to slot home into an empty net to grab second for the Citizens.
Although the defender is naturally a left-back but his deficiencies may tempt Mourinho to recall Chris Smalling into the side when the play Feyenord in the Europa league next week.
The former Dortmund attacker was clearly off pace in the match and appears not to be fully fit having limped off injured during the international break this week.
He was replaced by Ander Herrera who may keep his place in the future games after putting up a strong performance.
The winger was also appeared to have lacked match fitness as it appeared he jogged throughout his stay on the pitch. He made way for Marcus Rashford at half-time and the striker energetic performance may earn him a starter in Mourinho’s line-up.
Another player who was anonymous throughout the match was Paul Pogba as he faded out in the central midfield and obviously failed to deliver, exhibiting lack of discipline and understanding.