Real Sociedad 0-4 Manchester United | Europa League RO32 1st Leg | Player Ratings
Dean Henderson: 8
Henderson has very little to do in terms of the typical role of a goalkeeper. However, with the ball at his feet, he was brilliant. From balls in behind to drifted passes into midfield, the Englishman played a huge part in United’s win.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 6
Defensively Wan-Bissaka has a tough test ahead of him with Sociedad’s interchanging wingers. The right-back passed the test keeping both quiet when directly called upon.
Eric Bailly: 7
A shaky start to proceedings for the Ivorian, tricky striker Alexander ISAK got the better of him on a couple of occasions. But as the game went on Bailly’s performance grew and alongside Maguire weathered any potential Sociedad storms.Embed from Getty Images
Harry Maguire: 8
Maguire played a big role in United’s defensive display with some crucial blocks and interceptions in the box. Offensively, the Captain built on his personal display vs West Brom and played some penetrative passes through the lines which meant United could play quicker in possession.
Alex Telles: 6
We didn’t see Telles get beyond Rashford as much as you’d like but the Brazilian was steady considering his lack of playing time.
Scott Mctominay: 6
The Scottish international could’ve added to his best goalscoring return for a season with a goal early on but was denied by the keeper. His quick passes were important for the overall play for United as he allowed the ball to get from back to front quickly.
A similar performance to his midfield partner in McTominay. The Brazilian got on the ball and moved it quickly. His sharp passed him earned him an assist for Rashford’s goal which put the tie to bed.
Bruno Fernandes: 9
United’s Portuguese magnifico played almost as a false nine, getting on the end of long balls from Henderson which caused Sociedad major issues. Both of his goals oozed quality and we’re well-taken finishes.Embed from Getty Images
Marcus Rashford: 7
Despite missing two glaring opportunities, Rashford’s willingness to continue making dangerous runs didn’t stop. He assisted the opener and his relentless movement were awarded him a goal.
Mason Greenwood: 6
Unfortunately for Greenwood, he didn’t get on the score sheet but he was always an outlet and VAR stole what was a brilliant assist for James as it was a football boot offside.Embed from Getty Images
Daniel James: 9
A simply relentless 90 minutes from Daniel James. In the first half, the Welshman has to bide his time, preventing some Sociedad breaks with some important tracking back. We n the second he came alive in an attacking sense breaking quickly and getting a much-deserved goal.
Nemanja Matic: 6
Anthony Martial: 7
Juan Mata: 6
Amad Diallo: 7