Player ratings: Manchester United 0-0 Middlesbrough (1-3 AET)

by Leo Nieboer

Sergio Romero 6 A strange night for the Argentine; made some important stops during the match but couldn’t come to his side’s rescue in the shootout

Matteo Darmian 7 Another reliable, assured display from the Italian, who worked tirelessly for 120 minutes

Daley Blind 6 Looked reasonably comfortable in defence but was guilty of making some wildly misplaced passes from the back

Chris Smalling 7 A solid display from the leader of United’s back line

Marouane Fellaini

Marcos Rojo 6 Largely untroubled by Middlesbrough’s attack before being replaced by Young. His crossing ability remains a concern

Michael Carrick 5 Too slow and negative on the ball for large patches of the game. His missed penalty summed up his sub-standard evening

Marouane Fellaini 6 Continually provided a physical presence in attack but lacked precision and conviction in the final third

Jesse Lingard 6 Looked lively and tried to force the issue, but struggled to contribute on a regular basis

Andreas Pereira 6 Similar to Lingard insofar as he showed moments of brightness but lacked conviction. Took his penalty well, which was ultimately in vain

Memphis Depay 4 A worryingly woeful performance from the Dutchman, who looks bereft of the confidence after his recent spell on the bench

James Wilson 5 Struggled to make any impact on a cagey first half. Certainly needs more minutes under his belt

Wayne Rooney


Wayne Rooney 3 Another abysmal show from United’s captain; capped off a pitiful performance with a dreadful penalty miss

Ashley Young 6 Injected his usual efficiency and energy after coming on, but didn’t contribute enough in attack. Missed the decisive penalty

Anthony Martial 7 The Frenchman, who was painfully unlucky not to win a blatant penalty for his side in the dying moments, instilled life into United’s onslaught of Middlesbrough’s goal

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