Manchester United qualified for the Europa League next stage with a fairly comfortable 2-0 away win against Zorya Luhansk. Although it was a fairly good performance from Jose Mourinho’s men, they will be disappointed as despite the 3 points, they finished 2nd in the group because Fenerbahce beat Feyenoord in the other match in the group.
These are Fresh Football’s ratings for Manchester United’s Europa League clash away to Zorya Luhansk.
Sergio Romero – 5
A comfortable night for Man United’s number two between the sticks, with the Argentine pulling off a decent save when required in the 72nd minute to prevent a Zorya equaliser.
Ashley Young – 5
No fireworks, but Young was able to do a job without any flagrant complaints. Kept himself in Mourinho’s plans by again showing versatility, this time at right back.
Eric Bailly – 7
A big display from Bailly, steadily returning to full fitness. The ex-Villarreal man swept up much of what was played in and around of United’s defence, providing a fair share of crucial interceptions in the meantime.
Marcos Rojo – 6
Comfortable in possession and helpful in recycling possession. Had little to do with regards to defending, however.
Daley Blind – 5
A quiet one from Blind, but solid nonetheless.
Ander Herrera – 6.5
Alongside Bailly, Herrera proved to be pivotal in pressing higher up and ensuring that the Red Devils recouped possession as soon as possible.
Paul Pogba – 4.5
Pogba was one of the few to try and speed up proceedings within the visitors’ large spells of possession, but his general execution of passes/shots from range left a lot to be desired.
Juan Mata – 6
The Spaniard has been among the most impressive for United this season and today, albeit throughout lacklustre spells, the former Chelsea midfielder stood out again before being replaced by Jesse Lingard.
Wayne Rooney – 3
A no-show from the United captain on the night. Passes going astray, poor control…forgetful. Does he warrant a place in the starting eleven at the moment? Not based on this performance.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 6.5
The goalscorer of the well-taken first goal prior to dazzling the Zorya defence with individual some brilliance. Mkhitaryan continues to impress in a United shirt since he was finally selected by Jose.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 5
A bit hit and miss, but the Swede began to grow into the game once Rooney was taken off, freeing up his habitual radius of action. Ibrahimovic was on hand to kill the game off late on with United’s second goal.
Jesse Lingard – 4
The winger was able to quicken play up, but made his fair share of poor choices in the final third.
Marouane Fellaini – N/A
Timothy Fosu-Mensah – N/A