Ratings: Ibrahimovic impresses but Rojo is rubbish

Date published: Thursday 26th January 2017 9:54

Manchester United squeezed past a good Hull side and into the EFL final, with one man standing out in a generally poor performance for the Red Devils.

Hull City

David Marshall – 7

One great save in the first half from Ibrahimovic but no chance on the equaliser.

David Meyler – 6

Struggled defensively in unfamiliar full back role but gave it his all and laid a goal on a plate.

Michael Dawson – 6

Missed a big chance in the first half but was rarely stretched.

Harry Maguire – 6

‘Won’ the penalty, if that’s the right word, and has a very likeable buccaneering quality to him.

Josh Tymon – 6

Showed some nice touches on a challenging night for the youngster.

Tom Huddlestone – 7

Coolly converted the penalty and was an influence in the centre. A little unfortunate for Pogba’s goal.

Samuel Clucas – 6

Not great, but didn’t struggle either.

Jarrod Bowen – 6

The youngster did ok and justified the faith in him shown by his manager, but you wouldn’t say he stood out at all.

Shaun Maloney – 6

A rare chance to impress for the Tigers but and neither harmed nor furthered his cause for more minutes.

Adama Diomande – 6

He was physical, but that’s about all you could say.

Oumar Niasse – 7

Kept going all night and got his reward. Unfortunate not to score another.

Lazar Markovic (Substitute) – 5

Struggled to get involved but surely more to come from the on-loan Liverpool man.

Evandro (Substitute) – 6

One lovely piece of delivery from a corner that so nearly yielded reward.

Abel Hernandez (Substitute) – 5

Game passed him by a little.

Manchester United

David De Gea – 6

Steady, though heroics weren’t really required.

Matteo Darmian – 5

Not much dynamism from the Italian.

Chris Smalling – 6

Could have been more influential in both boxes, but ultimately it was an average contribution.

Phil Jones – 6

He battled and, for all Hull’s first half dominance, they didn’t get many chances.

Marcos Rojo – 4

Gave away a stupid penalty that could have led to disaster on the night. Also gave away too many cheap free-kicks that invited pressure. Just not impressing, despite rattling the Hull bar with a header.

Ander Herrera – 5

Looked a little flustered and frustrated at times. Perhaps just not his night.

Michael Carrick – 7

A calm and consistent presence at the heart of the side.

Paul Pogba – 7

Came up big when his side needed him, which is, I suppose, what big players do. In general, though, you just wonder if he’s dominating enough.

Jesse Lingard – 5

Just wasn’t his night.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 8

The one outstanding United player. Was genuinely influential at the apex of the side.

Marcus Rashford – 6

Very little came off for him but he was still a real threat. Nice knack to have, that.

Wayne Rooney (Substitute) – 5

Brought on to offer some experience and stability to the side but didn’t seem to contribute anything of note.

Marouane Fellaini (Substitute) – 5

Just a token time-wasting substitution, really.

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