Manchester United cruised to a 4-1 win over Real Betis in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 16.
Erik ten Hag’s side responded to the devastating 7-0 defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday at Anfield with all four of United’s front four appearing on the score sheet at a snowy Old Trafford. The win was much needed after the result on the weekend and sees United trying to get back into the stellar form they were in before Sunday’s game.
Here’s a rundown on how the players performed with each receiving a rating out of 10.
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David de Gea: 5
Didn’t have much to do but was very careless and shaky in distribution, giving the ball away to Real Betis players in dangerous situations, Was lucky not to be punished for it tonight.
Diogo Dalot: 6
Nothing too special today from Dalot, decent play going forward but looking weak defensively which saw him subbed off for Aaron Wan Bissaka at half time.
Lisandro Martinez: 7
Looked good on the ball and returned to his usual key defensive self after the result against Liverpool.
Raphael Varane: 7
Was solid in defence and helped keep Real Bets’ attackers quiet for the most part. A solid performance from the French international
Luke Shaw: 7
Great link up play and looked sharp going forward. Created the 3rd goal for United via Bruno with a perfectly whipped in corner.
An under the radar performance from Casemiro today. Was key to inning the midfield battle and allowed the front four to attack more often.
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A deserved Man of the Match performance from the captain and he faced heavy scrutiny from fans and the media. was brilliant in attack
Provided width on the right-hand side and looked threatening. Great finish for United’s second goal which is quickly becoming his signature finish. Could’ve produced some assists if his decision making was better in the final third however.Embed from Getty Images
Wout Weghorst: 7
Worked hard with his pressing up top and despite his poor finishing in the first half he was rewarded for his hard work with a goal in the second.
Marcus Rashford: 8
Was a key point of United’s attack as he has mostly been since the World Cup eneded. Brilliant finish to open up the scoring.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 7
Jadon Sancho: 5.5
Tyrell Malacia: 6
Scott McTominay: 6
Facundo Pellestri: 7
Pellistri had a brilliant yet short cameo, essentially created the opportunity for Weghorst’s goal and was unlucky not to bag himself tonight.