Manchester United locked horns with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to grind out a win and qualify for the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal of the game as he cleverly capitalised on Fred’s mistake. Mason Greenwood netted the equaliser for the visitors around the 38-minute-mark, but the Foxes put up a strong performance in the second half as they bagged two goals to secure a 3-1 victory over United and reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 1982.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player fared during the clash against the Foxes.
Dean Henderson – 5/10
The English shot-stopper didn’t look too sharp in between the sticks tonight. He might have done better to stop Kelechi Iheanacho’s header from finding the back of the net.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5.5/10
Wan-Bissaka put up a decent defensive performance down the right-hand side of the pitch but couldn’t do anything significant going forward.
Victor Lindelof – 4/10
The Swedish defender put up a shambolic performance at the King Power Stadium tonight. He often failed to stop the Leicester players and didn’t manage to keep things tidy at all.
Harry Maguire – 4/10
Ditto as Victor Lindelof, the skipper, was defensively awful tonight. He struggled against Jamie Vardy’s pace on several occasions and didn’t seem to have any clue on how to stop the opposition frontmen.
Alex Telles – 5.5/10
The Brazilian full-back made some important recoveries in the first half of the match and was later replaced by Luke Shaw in the second forty-five minutes.
Fred – 3/10
A callous mistake from the Brazilian midfielder led to the first goal of the game. He was nowhere to be found during Leicester’s counter-attacks and gave the ball away cheaply many times.
Nemanja Matic – 4/10
The Serbian international was too slow at times. He didn’t have any sort of control at the centre of the park tonight.
Paul Pogba – 6.5/10
The French midfielder got himself an assist in the first-half and played some really important balls forward. However, he wasn’t too comfortable operating down the left flank.
Donny van de Beek – 5.5/10
The Dutch international didn’t have much impact on the game and was later replaced by Bruno Fernandes.
Mason Greenwood – 6.5/10
The English youngster scored the equalising goal for the visitors in the first half as he converted Paul Pogba’s low cross around the 38-minute-mark.
Anthony Martial – 5/10
The Frenchman hardly had any role to play tonight. He struggled to stay in the possession and never looked like he had a goal in him.
Edinson Cavani – 6/10
The Uruguayan striker provided United with some extra energy going forward.
Bruno Fernandes – 6/10
Upped the tempo of the game once he came on, but it was of no use in the end.
Luke Shaw – 6/10
He didn’t have much to offer.
Scott McTominay – 4/10
He left Iheanacho completely unmarked for Leicester’s third and final goal of the game. Pathetic.
Amad Diallo – N/A
It was too late when he came on.