Paddy Davitt: Player ratings after Canaries' 1-0 Man United defeat

Przemyslaw Placheta made his first Premier League start for Norwich City against Manchester United

Przemyslaw Placheta made his first Premier League start for Norwich City against Manchester United - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paddy delivers his verdict on Dean Smith’s depleted Norwich City squad, who had Manchester United in serious discomfort before Cristiano Ronaldo moved centre stage at Carrow Road.

Smith called for 'eight out of 10s' from his players to stand any chance of getting the better of the Reds, and City looked on course for at least a point before Ronaldo slotted a 75th minute penalty.

Ozan Kabak and Jacob Sorensen impressed in a makeshift central defence, while Tim Krul made some big saves and Lukas Rupp was a driving force from midfield. Dimi Giannoulis and Przemyslaw Placheta also caught the eye in rare Premier League starts for a Canaries' squad ravaged by injuries and Christos Tzolis ruled out after testing positive for Covid.

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