Man United ratings: Rashford stars again; Darmian struggles

Date published: Thursday 11th May 2017 10:13 - Joe Williams

Marcus Rashford played a blinder as Manchester United booked their place in the Europa League final with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Celta Vigo, while Matteo Darmian struggled for the hosts.

Manchester United

Sergio Romero: Did what he needed to do. Made a couple of good saves, in particular from Iago Aspas early in the first half. 7

Antonio Valencia: Happy to sit back more than normal and defend with United looking comfortable. Good when he did get forward but could have dealt better with Pione Sisto at times. 6.5

Eric Bailly: Coped well with the threat of John Guidetti and won a lot of balls into the box. So cool on the ball but lost Roncaglia for the goal. Got himself sent off late on after altercation with Guidetti. 5.5

Daley Blind: Poor on a number of occasions in the first half to put his team in trouble, including conceding fouls in dangerous positions. Unusually bad in possession and could have got tighter to his man at times. 5.5

Matteo Darmian: Struggled to handle Iago Aspas, Daniel Wass and company on the left-hand side. Caught out of position a number of times. 5

Marouane Fellaini: Managed to open the scoring for the Red Devils in the first half with a good, solid header. A good focal point for the hosts, neat and tidy in possession but his touch occasionally let him down. 7

Ander Herrera: Gave away too many free-kicks in the first half. Organised the midfield well and held good positions for most of the game but his tackling wasn’t up to his usual high standards. Not his greatest performance. 6

Paul Pogba: Typical energetic display in possession and made some lovely touches to beat his opponents in midfield. Could have done more defensively at times. 7

Jesse Lingard: Put in a couple of good crosses for his side. His closing down of the opposition helped Man United keep the ball away from their penalty area. Won his side free-kicks in good positions but not involved as much as other attackers. 7

Marcus Rashford: Played a wonderful cross over to Fellaini for the opening goal. His runs in behind caused the Celta defence all sorts of problems. Exuded confidence throughout skinning Celta’s wing-backs time after time. Another great display from the youngster! 8

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: The Armenian will only improve next season. An inventive performance with nutmegs, one-twos and eye-catching crosses. Forced a terrific save early in the second half with a stinging effort from outside the area. 7.5


Michael Carrick (came on for Mkhitaryan 77′) Didn’t have an impact. 5

Wayne Rooney (came on for Lingard 86′) Helped run down the clock. 5.5

Chris Smalling (came on for Rashford 89′) Part of the defence that held on. 5

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