The contrasting form of Manchester United before and after Ole Gunnar Solskjær has assumed the role of manager will have a significant impact on the ratings of the players when the FIFA 19 ratings are revealed. Some stars will get an update while some others will see their score decrease .
Victor Lindelof – 79 to 81
Manchester United have a defensive headache because injuries and lack of form have prevented them from finding their first baseline. Despite this, a player other than David De Gea gave a little breathing behind and that is Victor Lindelof.
Lindelof has started 24 games in all competitions for Man Utd this season and only three players in the field have more departures than the Swedish.
The former Benfica man started and played all 90 minutes in nine of United's eleven games under Solskjær and, with him in the team, United suffered just seven goals and kept the clean cards at Spurs and Leicester.
His improved performances are worthy of an update, as a rating of 79 is absurd when Eric Bailly (82), Chris Smalling (81), Phil Jones (80) and Marcos Rojo (80) have a higher score than him.
Fred – 82 to 80
The last summer transfer window was relatively quiet for Manchester United, but beat Manchester City to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk for £ 52m. He had to improve the midfield, but he struggled to get regular playing time under Jose Mourinho.
Many expected a change of luck for the Brazilian under Solskjær, but did not appear in the Premier League since the first match of Solskjær in charge against Cardiff City. The 25-year-old has not even played for United since the FA Cup game against Reading on January 5 and was ruled out by three of the last seven league teams.
Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba have firmly established themselves as Solskjær's favorite trio and this means that Fred will struggle to enter the first XI.
It was expected a lot from the fourth most expensive player in United, but the lack of playing time and lackluster performance when the opportunities offered had to lead to a decline in its FIFA 19 rating.
Luke Shaw – 78 to 79
Luke Shaw seemed to be destined to leave Manchester United on the flop after being criticized by Jose Mourinho. However, he forced his way to the first XI this season and also managed to remain relatively free of injuries.
The English has started and played in 26 games so far this season and only Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba have started more matches between United outfield players in all competitions.
He only has one goal and assists each to show his offensive contributions, but those numbers will surely increase in due time.
Shaw's FIFA 19 rating has dropped to 78 from 79 in the previous game, but its shape in 2018/19 should be rewarded with a slight push.
Alexis Sanchez – 87 to 84
It's been over a year since Alexis Sanchez switched to Manchester United, but managed to score only five goals in 36 games in all competitions.
Sanchez is the highest paid player in the club and one of the highest paid players in the world, but his performance does not reflect what he earns. He fought with Mourinho and can not enter the first XI even under Solskjær.
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and also Juan Mata are the favorites ahead of the Chilean at the time and the last time he played all 90 minutes for United was opening against Leicester City.
The Sanchez FIFA 19 score dropped to 87 from 89 to FIFA 18, but even then its score in the last edition is higher than those of Sadio Mane, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling. A huge decline in ratings awaits the prolific forward when the rating is revealed.
Marcus Rashford – 81 to 83
The two best Manchester United players under Solskjær are Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford. The former already has a score of 88 and is a good assessment despite recent exploits. However, Rashford only has a score of 81 and needs to be corrected.
The 21-year-old put Romelu Lukaku on the bench and claimed to be United's first-choice striker. Since Solskjær took the lead, Rashford scored six goals and provided an assist in just ten games. In total, he has ten goals and six assists to his name in all competitions for United this season.
Rashford got a score of 81 in FIFA 19 and his position was marked as LW. When the new ratings are available, your position will be changed to ST with a significant upgrade.