Sevilla 0-0 Manchester United: Player ratings

by Leo Nieboer

David de Gea 8 – Sevilla had eight shots on goal but the Spaniard never looked troubled by any of them, gathering drives from all over the pitch and making one sublime save from Luis Muriel.

Antonio Valencia 6 – Tracked the tricky Angel Correa with caution and guile throughout, always making sure his body was in the way, but lacked impetus going forward.

Victor Lindelof 6 – Composed himself nicely on the ball aside from one scary moment in the first half. Could have been more ambitious when it came to feeding the likes of Pogba in midfield.

Chris Smalling 6 – Defended relatively well in the box, producing a series of commanding headers, but once again gave supporters the jitters with his positioning.

Ashley Young 5 – Looked composed enough defending but lacked a measure of mobility and composure on the ball, often failing to link up with Alexis Sanchez further up the pitch.

Nemanja Matic 5 – Mopped up loose balls effectively and did a decent defensive job, only to frustrate with another seriously limited performance on the ball.

Ander Herrera N/A – Only managed 16 minutes before going off with a pulled hamstring. A massive blow for Jose Mourinho, who only just got the Spaniard back

Scott McTominay 7 – A very encouraging Champions League knockout debut for the youngster: displayed his discipline by following Ever Banega around the pitch and generally looked comfortable on the big stage. Ball circulation improved during the game.

Juan Mata 5 – Produced a few encouraging passes in the first half to open up space but faded in influence as the game went on.

Alexis Sanchez 6 – Found himself to be target No.1 for Sevilla’s defenders, seemingly spending more time on the floor than anything else. One of the few United players with constant quality on the ball but didn’t get into the game enough.

Romeu Lukaku 5 – The Belgian fed off scraps and, aside from a wasted chance in the first half, had hardly any touches in the box. Chased down every ball and hassled Sevilla’s defenders all game, but this was another no-show in the aspects that mattered.


Paul Pogba 6 – Roamed around the pitch with intent and precision, moving the ball encouragingly forward whenever he could, but too often found himself starved of good options and seemed to lack a yard of pace at times.

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