Manchester United faced off against Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena earlier this evening as they looked to earn a good result on the road in the UEFA Europa League. The Red Devils made a bright start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 17th minute courtesy of Alejandro Garnacho’s powerful strike. Erik ten Hag’s men went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Both sides canceled each other out in the second half as the contest finished with Man United grinding out a 1-0 win away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player fared during the match against Real Sociedad.
GK: David de Gea – 8/10
The Spanish keeper made a few important saves at the back and earned a well-deserved clean sheet this evening.
RB: Diogo Dalot – 7.5/10
Dalot gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the field but offered very little in the final third.
CB: Victor Lindelof – 7.5/10
He performed his defensive duties well and was strong in the air. Lindelof didn’t give the ball away during his time on the field.
CB: Lisandro Martinez – 7.5/10
Martinez won his fair share of aerial duels and earned the ball back a few times as well.
LB: Luke Shaw – 7.5/10
Shaw made a few crucial interceptions at the back and made two good runs with the ball.
CM: Casemiro – 7.5/10
The Brazilian talent anchored the midfield with conviction but struggled to influence the game in the final third.
CM: Christian Eriksen – 6.5/10
Eriksen made some important defensive contributions but was quite underwhelming going forward.
RW: Bruno Fernandes – 7/10
He engineered two good chances in the final third and made a couple of decent runs with the ball as well.
CAM: Donny van de Beek – 6/10
The talented playmaker was quiet for most of his time on the field.
LW: Alejandro Garnacho – 7.5/10
Garnacho found the back of the net with a powerful shot in the 17th minute.
ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – 7/10
The Portugal international had a few lively moments in the opponent’s half and picked up an assist for setting up Garnacho’s goal.
CM: Scott McTominay – 6/10
He added some steel to ten Hag’s midfield.
ST: Marcus Rashford – 6/10
Rashford offered very little after coming off the bench.
CB: Harry Maguire – N/A
He didn’t get enough time to make an impact.
CM: Fred – N/A
The Brazilian midfield ace didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.