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Sabitzer And Antony Get 8 | Manchester United Players Rated In Lackluster Draw Vs Sevilla

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Manchester United entertained Sevilla at Old Trafford earlier tonight as they focused on securing a win in the UEFA Europa League. The Red Devils made a quick start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 14th-minute courtesy of Marcel Sabitzer’s goal. Sabitzer scored again for Man United just seven minutes later as Erik ten Hag’s men went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.

The home team were solid for most of the second half. However, Tyrell Malacia scored an unfortunate own goal in the 84th minute before Harry Maguire also netted an own goal in injury time. The Europa League contest finished with the Red Devils being held to a 2-2 draw at the Theatre of Dreams.

Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player performed during the match against Sevilla.

GK: David de Gea – 5.5/10

The Spanish keeper made just one good save in the game but conceded two unfortunate goals late in the game.

RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7/10

He didn’t do much wrong at the back and had two lively moments going forward.

CB: Raphael Varane – 7/10

The French talent made some important defensive contributions at the back in the first half. He was replaced at half-time.

CB: Lisandro Martinez – 7/10

Martinez gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the pitch and made one decent run with the ball.

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Manchester United’s Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer (2R) celebrates scoring the opening goal with during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final, first leg football match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England, on April 13, 2023. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP) (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)

LB: Tyrell Malacia – 6/10

He was defensively solid for most of the game but scored an unfortunate own goal in the 84th minute.

CM: Casemiro – 7/10

Casemiro anchored the midfield well and had a good game in the Sevilla half.

CM: Bruno Fernandes – 7.5/10

He lost his head at times and was a constant menace in the final third. Fernandes ended the game with an assist to his name.

RW: Antony – 8/10

Antony was a positive influence at both ends of the filed and was unfortunate to hit the post in the second half.

CAM: Marcel Sabitzer – 8/10

Sabitzer scored two quick-fire goals early in the game but it was not enough for his team to get the win in the end.

LW: Jadon Sancho – 6.5/10

He showed a few flashes of what he is capable of but failed to find the back of the net.

ST: Anthony Martial – 7.5/10

The French striker began the game well and has got an assist to show for his efforts.


CB: Harry Maguire – 6/10

He conceded an own goal late in the game.

ST: Wout Weghorst – 6/10

Weghorst hardly had a sniff at goal.

CM: Christian Eriksen – 6/10

He made one good chance in the final third.

LW: Antony Elanga – 6/10

Elanga struggled to get into the rhythm of the game.

RW: Facundo Pellistri – 6/10

His impact on the game was minimal.

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