FIFA 21 Manchester United player ratings predictions | De Gea, Pogba, more - Dexerto

FIFA 21 Manchester United player ratings predictions | De Gea, Pogba, more

Published: 20/Jun/2020 14:17

by Joe Craven


With FIFA 21’s official reveal now in the books, we turn our attention to how Manchester United, one of the world’s biggest clubs, could look in next year’s football simulation title. 

We’ve already looked into our crystal balls and predicted the top 10 players in major leagues for FIFA 21, as well as suggesting some players destined for significant upgrades.

Now, though, we’re focusing on the red half of Manchester who, despite being one of the world’s biggest football clubs, have struggled to really challenge since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure way back in 2013.

In order to make our predictions, we’ll be looking at how the players have played so far, as well as their existing FIFA 20 ratings. We’ll focus on five to begin with, then give a broader overview of the rest of the squad.

Paul Pogba – 88 > 87

Paul Pogba in FIFA 20

Pogba is, in many ways, a tricky one to predict. The French midfielder is one of the most naturally talented players in the world, but questions over his attitude and fitness have clouded his future in Manchester.

The remaining PL fixtures could prove decisive in whether he stays in England. Either way, we’ve gone for a downgrade of one based on his lack of appearances this season, and his struggles with keeping fit.

David De Gea – 89 > 87

We’ve also gone for a downgrade of two to the OVR of David De Gea, the Spaniard who has been United’s number one for nearly a decade now.

However, many football fans will have seen a noticeable decline in his consistency, with uncharacteristic mistakes creeping in. On his day he’s still a top keeper, but his mistakes are costing his predicted rating, and Man United.

Marcus Rashford – 83 > 85

We’re predicting an upgrade of two for Marcus Rashford, as the young England forward continues to impress for the Red Devils. He received four boosted cards in FIFA 20, including a FUT Birthday card, and a TOTSSF card.

Still only 22, his upwards trajectory could see him become one of the PL’s most feared forwards in the coming seasons.

Anthony Martial – 83 > 84

Martial has also proved himself to be slightly above his FIFA 20 rating. Playing more as an out and out striker this season, he has impressed and proved his talents, racking up 11 goals and 3 assists in 23 appearances.

Bruno Fernandes – 85 > 87

Brun Fernandes holding POTM card

Fernandes has seriously impressed in his time at Man Utd so far. Joining in January from Sporting Lison, many fans were surprised at how fast he was thrown into the mix by Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

However, his early form saw him rack up numerous goals and assists, to the point of being crowned February’s POTM. His influence going forward will only increase, but we’re going for a modest upgrade of two, simply because he’s not been at United long enough to warrant a more generous OVR boost.

Man Utd FIFA 21 Player Rating Predictions

We’ll now round up the FIFA 21 rating by predicting how the rest of the squad will look. Mason Greenwood looks likely to get a major upgrade, while others look set for modest changes.

  • Juan Mata – 82 > 81
  • Harry Maguire – 82 > 82
  • Jesse Lingard – 82 > 79
  • Luke Shaw – 81 > 81
  • Nemanja Matic – 81 > 80
  • Victor Lindelof – 81 > 81
  • Sergio Romero – 80 > 80
  • Eric Bailly – 80 > 80
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 79 > 81
  • Phil Jones – 79 > 78
  • Fred – 79 > 80
  • Marcos Rojo – 78 > 78
  • Scott McTominay – 77 > 79
  • Andreas Pereira – 77 > 77
  • Dan James – 77 > 78
  • Diogo Dalot – 75 > 76
  • Mason Greenwood – 67 > 76

What ratings do you think we’ll see for Man Utd’s players? Be sure to tweet us @UltimateTeamUK to let us know your thoughts!


FIFA 21 Team of the Week 10 live: Griezmann, Mendy, Lautaro, more

Published: 2/Dec/2020 18:00 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 18:07

by Isaac McIntyre


The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 10, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team so far, including the full squad and any leaks.

We’ll be honest right up front; this isn’t the best Team of the Week we’ve ever seen, but there are plenty of hidden gems in the squad nonetheless.

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Barcelona’s Antoine Greizmann, and Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman were all standout players over the weekend – with plenty of solid, if unspectacular cards, also in the running for TOTW 10.


The squad is headlined by Barcelona forward Griezmann, who had a spectacular goal in their weekend matchup against Osasuna. Lautaro Martinez, Iago Aspas, and Brighton keeper Pacheco tie for the second-highest rating of this TOTW, all featuring 86 overall ratings.

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy also gets in with his first In-Form of the year, sneaking into the conversation of potentially being a viable left-back option in the Prem.

Team of the Week 10 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS released the tenth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 10 promo began at 6pm (UK time), as per usual. That’s 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

TOTW player upgrades are now always announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the teams as soon as they’re live.

Iago Aspas could be one of the best FIFA 21 stars in the next Team of the Week.
Iago Aspas is one of the best FIFA 21 stars in the next Team of the Week.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 10 leaks

Three weeks ago, EA SPORTS accidentally revealed a number of upgraded players early, totally by accident. In TOTW 8 and 9, they were extra careful to avoid that mistake. TOTW 10, however, appears to have had the same fate befall it.

Twelve players across the starting TOTW lineup, and the sub bench, were revealed early in FIFA 21 through the Ultimate Team Weekend League player pick packs. The next Team of the Week isn’t released until Dec. 2, but the players arrived early.

Here are the dozen leaked players who have already been found:

Leaked TOTW 10 players

  • Lautaro Martinez
  • Iago Aspas
  • Fabian Peña
  • Ruben Aguilar
  • Florian Neuhaus
  • Wout Weghorst
  • Dani Pacheco
  • Raphinha
  • Toko Ekambi 
  • Benoît Costil
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Benjamin Mendy

If more leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 10 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Griezmann is one of twelve FUT stars seemingly already confirmed for TOTW 10.
Griezmann is one of twelve FUT stars that were already confirmed for TOTW 10.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 10 predictions

As always, ahead of this TOTW release, we compiled a list of all the players that could have gotten IF cards this week; let’s see how many of our predictions came true!

  • Sam Johnstone – West Bromwich Albion
  • Fernando Pacheco – Alaves
  • Angelino – RB Leipzig
  • Ruben Aguilar – AS Monaco
  • Gaetano Letizia – Benevento
  • Alessio Romangoli – AC Milan
  • Sean Morrison – Cardiff City
  • Ellyes Skhiri – FC Koln
  • Davy Klaasen – Ajax
  • Florian Nehaus – Borussia Monchengladbach
  • Teun Koopmeiners – AZ Alkmaar
  • Miguel Veloso – Hellas Verona
  • Akihiro Ienaga – Kawasaki-F
  • Raphinha – Leeds United
  • Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
  • Philip Zinckernagel – FK Bodø/Glimt
  • Karl Toko-Ekambi – Lyon
  • Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich
  • Dominik Szoboszlai – RB Salzburg
  • Mbaye Diagne – Galatasary 
  • Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona
  • Wout Weghorst – Wolfsburg
  • Mama Samba Baldé – Dijon
Early TOTW 10 leaks were right in confirming Benjamin Mendy as one of the IF cards this week.

There you have it – everything you need to know for Team of the Week 10 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team! Any players who thinking about getting your hands on? Let us know by tweeting us @UltimateTeamUK!