Manchester United entertained Sheriff Tiraspol at Old Trafford earlier tonight as they focused on earning a good result at home in the UEFA Europa League. The Red Devils made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 44th minute when Diogo Dalot scored with a header from close range. Man United went into the half-time 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Marcus Rashford doubled his team’s advantage in the 65th minute with a fine header. Cristiano Ronaldo put the icing on the cake when he got his name on the scoresheet from close range just 16 minutes later. The contest ended with Erik ten Hag’s men earning an impressive 3-0 win in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player fared during the match against Sheriff Tiraspol.
GK: David de Gea – 6.5/10
The Spanish keeper did not have a save to make in the game and secured an easy clean sheet tonight.
RB: Diogo Dalot – 7.5/10
The Portuguese talent didn’t have to do too much defending and was a threat going forward. He opened the goal-scoring with a solid header just before the half-time break.
CB: Victor Lindelof – 7/10
Lindelof made one solid tackle during the game and was accurate with his ball distribution from the back.
CB: Lisandro Martinez – 7/10
He did what was required of him on the defensive end of the field and made two good chances in the final third. Martinez was replaced at half-time.
LB: Tyrell Malacia – 7/10
Malacia hardly had to do any defending and caused some headaches for the opposition on the left flank.
CM: Casemiro – 7/10
The Brazil international anchored the midfield with conviction and was not shy of having a strike at goal.
CM: Christian Eriksen – 8.5/10
Eriksen created a lot of decent chances for others around him and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
RW: Antony – 6.5/10
Antony had a few lively moments in the first half but could last only 45 minutes.
CAM: Bruno Fernandes – 7.5/10
He created a few meaningful openings for his teammates in the final third but never looked like he would score.
LW: Alejandro Garnacho – 7/10
Garnacho made a few promising runs with the ball and engineered one key chance in the final third.
ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – 8/10
Ronaldo was a constant menace in front of the Sheriff goal and finally managed to find the back of the net from close range in the 81st minute.
CB: Harry Maguire – 6/10
He didn’t do much wrong in the second half.
ST: Marcus Rashford – 8/10
Rashford added more pace to ten Hag’s attack and scored a good goal in the 65th minute.
LB: Luke Shaw – 7.5/10
He created some decent chances after coming off the bench and has also got an assist to his name.
CM: Scott McTominay – 6/10
McTominay injected more bite and steel into Man United’s midfield.
CAM: Donny van de Beek – 6/10
He offered very little after coming on in the 78th minute.