Manchester United welcomed Barcelona at Old Trafford earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a positive result at home in the UEFA Europa League and progress into the next phase of the competition. The Red Devils made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 18th minute when Robert Lewandowski scored from the penalty spot. Man United failed to come up with a response in the first half and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Fred equalised for the home team just two minutes into the second half before Antony ended up netting the winning goal in the 73rd minute. The contest ended with Man United earning an impressive 2-1 win at the Theatre of Dreams.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player fared during the match against Barcelona.
GK: David de Gea – 6/10
The Spanish keeper made a couple of solid saves at the back and did enough to restrict the opposition to just one goal.
RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back and made two good runs with the ball. Wan-Bissaka got replaced in the 66th minute.
CB: Raphael Varane – 6.5/10
The French talent cleared the danger when needed and earned the ball back twice as well.
CB: Lisandro Martinez – 7/10
Martinez gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch and made one decent chance going forward.
LB: Luke Shaw – 6.5/10
Shaw performed his defensive duties well and made one encouraging run with the ball.
CM: Fred – 7.5/10
The Brazilian anchored the midfield with conviction and scored the all-important equaliser early in the second half.
CM: Casemiro – 7/10
He offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and made one key chance in the final third.
RW: Bruno Fernandes – 6.5/10
Fernandes was a positive influence at both ends of the field and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CAM: Jadon Sancho – 6.5/10
He engineered two decent chances going forward but was a bit sloppy on the ball.
LW: Marcus Rashford – 6/10
Rashford had a couple of lively moments in the game but there was no goal for him tonight.
ST: Wout Weghorst – 5.5/10
He was a quiet presence in the Barcelona half for most of the first half and was substituted at half-time.
RW: Antony – 7.5/10
He ended up netting the winning goal in the 73rd minute.
LW: Alejandro Garnacho – 6/10
Garnacho made one good run with the ball.
RB: Diogo Dalot – 6/10
He was solid at the back.
CM: Scott McTominay – N/A
McTominay hardly had any time to influence the game.