Six years on and Manchester United are still trying to find their feet post-Sir Alex Ferguson, but under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer there have been fleeting glimmers of past glory days.
And that is reflected in FIFA 20, with this latest instalment of EA Sports’ globally renowned series including a Red Devils side that isn’t quite on the level from say, a decade ago, but still offers plenty of quality.
The likes of highly-rated Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez have both left for Inter Milan, but how is United’s squad shaping up in the video game franchise this year? Read on for Man Utd’s FIFA 20 player ratings and stats in full, as well as some tips.
Squad list is based on players in latest downloadable update at time of publication.
Man Utd’s FIFA 20 ratings: Goalkeepers
In recent times David de Gea has dominated the Premier League goalkeeping charts, and despite coming in for a large amount of flak this season, with one latest jibe seeing the Spaniard labelled ‘poppadom hands’, he remains the highest regarded ‘keeper on these shores according to FIFA 20 with a rating of 89.
Man Utd goalkeeper ratings for FIFA 20: David de Gea (89), Sergio Romero (80), Lee Grant (72).
Man Utd’s FIFA 20 ratings: Defenders
Despite Man Utd spending over £100m to bolster their backline, the likes of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have only been afforded a rating of 82 and 79 respectively, with the former United’s highest-rated defender.
Player to poach: In terms of potential Wan-Bissaka could rise in Career Mode to an 88 while Diogo Dalot has the prospect of leaping from a 75 to an 85 under the right tutelage, but Axel Tuanzebe could prove the player to poach, with the 21-year-old capable of progressing from a 73 to an 84. His innate tackling ability and physical prowess may very well flourish in the correct hands.
Man Utd defender ratings for FIFA 20: Harry Maguire (82), Victor Lindelof (81), Luke Shaw (81), Eric Bailly (80), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (79), Phil Jones (79), Marcos Rojo (78), Ashley Young (77), Diogo Dalot (75), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (73), Axel Tuanzebe (73), Demetri Mitchell (66), Ethan Laird (64), Luca Ercolani (63), Brandon Williams (61).
Man Utd’s FIFA 20 ratings: Midfielders
Pogba is, of course, the standout midfielder for Man Utd, with the World Cup winner coming in at a rating of 88 with the potential to grow to 91. Elsewhere, Jesse Lingard is the next highest rated midfielder at 82, while there are a number of youngsters who could transform into world-beaters if they are developed accordingly.
Player to poach: There is one teenager who shines brightly among United’s wave of talented tyros and that is Angel Gomes, who could soar from a 68 to an 86 if managed correctly. United have often followed a policy of signing big in recent times, so Gomes could possibly be snatched and developed into a world-class player.
Man Utd midfielder ratings for FIFA 20: Paul Pogba (88), Jesse Lingard (82), Juan Mata (82), Nemanja Matic (81), Fred (79), Scott McTominay (77), Andreas Pereira (77), Daniel James (72), Angel Gomes (68), Tahith Chong (65), James Garner (64), Dylan Levitt (63).
Man Utd’s FIFA 20 ratings: Forwards
Despite losing both Lukaku and Sanchez over the summer, Solskjaer opted against reinvesting in a new striker and has instead put his faith in both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. Neither player can be considered a world-class forward, but both certainly have the potential to one day earn that moniker.
Player to poach: Mason Greenwood is highly regarded at Old Trafford and has featured in a number of matches this term already, as well as across the summer during pre-season. But if you can prise the youngster away from the Red Devils, you could have your hands on a future star. The 67-rated forward is capable of growing 20 points to become an 87-rated No. 9.
Man Utd forward ratings for FIFA 20: Marcus Rashford (83), Anthony Martial (83), Mason Greenwood (67).