Marcus Rashford’s sensible end and Bruno Fernandes’ penalty gave Manchester United a cushty lead of their Europa League quarter last with Granada as they ran out 2-0 winners within the first leg in Spain.
England worldwide Rashford latched onto Victor Lindelof’s wonderful lengthy ball to regulate and end, whereas Fernandes transformed a penalty that goalkeeper Rui Silva received a hand to however couldn’t maintain out to present the guests an important cushion forward of subsequent week’s return fixture.
The sport was largely devoid of high quality and punctuated steadily by nasty and petulant fouls, and United will probably be with out numerous gamers because of suspensions.
Listed below are the United participant rankings from a strong night time’s work in Andalusia.
David de Gea (GK) – 6/10 – Kenedy gave him just a few photographs to catch, however that was as powerful because it received for the returning Spaniard.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) – 6/10 – Shut down the correct hand facet for United, providing his typical strong defensive expertise. Did not fairly come off for him within the attacking third.
Harry Maguire (CB) – 6/10 – Dribbled the ball out from the again just a few occasions and took some knocks all through the match. Nonetheless, he received booked for a tussle with Roberto Soldado and can miss the return fixture.
Victor Lindelof (CB) – 7/10 – A wonderful go that set Rashford in on aim helped United safe the victory. Steve McManaman would have described it as ‘only a 50-yard go’, it was that good.
Luke Shaw (LB) – 5/10 – Yellow carded for a late clip and also will miss subsequent week’s recreation. Taken off at half time.
Paul Pogba (CM) – 5/10 – Booked early on for bringing down Granada winger Kenedy. Could not make a lot of an influence within the second half and was introduced off.
Scott McTominay (CM) – 6/10 – Additionally booked within the first half and can miss the second leg. Was considered one of United’s greatest retailers with the ball and was available, although did not use possession notably nicely.
Bruno Fernandes (AM) – 7/10 – Made numerous key passes however wasn’t his typical harmful self across the penalty space and was dispossessed six occasions – a recreation excessive. Obtained his alternative with the penalty and was usually composed – even when Silva may need saved it on one other day.
Daniel James (RW) – 6/10 – In some way managed to injure Domingos Duarte whereas being the recipient of a horrid problem from the Granada defender. Was outlet down the left even when his last ball lacked at occasions.
Mason Greenwood (ST) – 5/10 – Squandered just a few respectable openings on the counter by over-dribbling and was dispossessed just a few occasions. Can have extra alternatives because the central striker however this wasn’t his most effective outing.
Marcus Rashford (LW) – 7/10 – Brilliantly introduced down Lindelof’s raking go to fit in United’s opener. Did lose possession 3 times and was introduced off after the hour for Cavani.
Alex Telles – 5/10 – Changed Shaw at half time and was neither roughly spectacular. Fairly bland.
Edinson Cavani – 6/10 – Just a few good touches and held the ball up nicely on the counter.
Nemanja Matic – 5/10 – Got here into midfield and received booked.
Donny van de Beek – N/A – Like lots of his appearances this season, he had no time to make an influence.
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