Man United stars' FIFA 22 ratings don't even attempt to make sense
Sorry, but you could be scratching your head for days if you tried to figure out how Paul Pogba and Jadon Sancho have the same overall rating on FIFA.
Pogba has his flaws, yes, he makes mistakes, yes, but even his most stringent critics will admit that he is one of the most skilful players in the world. To boot he is a World Cup winner, a four-time Serie A champion and in terms of where they currently stand in the game, you'd have to say that he is well ahead of Jadon Sancho. Yet here we are.
It's that time of year again when football fans react with excitement and fury at their favourite players' ratings on the soon-to-be-released FIFA game.
The top 22 players on the game were unveiled on Monday, with Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo in the top three.
And some more player ratings have been exclusively reported by Manchester United fan and streamer Mark Goldbridge, with a healthy number of United's squad in the high 80s.
Bruno Fernandes has been given an 88 rating, with Jadon Sancho, Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane and Marcus Rashford all between 86-87.
However, one rating seemed to grate on fans. Despite his bright start to the season, Mason Greenwood has been given a slightly harsh rating of 78, seven points below Rashford and nine points below Sancho.
Unsurprisingly, United fans aren't too happy about it.
Selected FIFA 22 ratings for United...
MANCHESTER UNITED FULL #FIFA22 RATING LIST:
91 Ronaldo 🇵🇹
88 Bruno 🇵🇹
87 Sancho 🏴
87 Pogba 🇫🇷
86 Varane 🇫🇷
85 Rashford 🏴
80 McTominay 🏴
78 Greenwood 🏴
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) September 13, 2021
The most common observation among the disgruntled gamers was that Fred, of all players, was given a higher rating than Greenwood.
How the fuck is Fred higher than Greenwood https://t.co/jb6ciyUWuu
— Frairaiboi (@frairaiboi) September 14, 2021
Another Twitter user wrote "Greenwood as a 78 is a joke."
Greenwood as a 78 is a joke https://t.co/JnRbngfyXw
— Ethan (@Ethan_lenahan_) September 14, 2021
— EddieUTD (@Goatwood11) September 13, 2021
Many were also keen to point out the absence of Luke Shaw among this list of United players. You would expect that Shaw is given the mid-80s rating he deserves and has not fallen behind Greenwood after his spectacular Euros campaign and explosive start to this season. The same going for Harry Maguire.
FIFA 22 will be released on October 1st, and there will be many more fume-inducing ratings to come out in the meantime.