Manchester United managed to progress through to the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League by beating Anderlecht 2-1 on the night, and winning the tie with an aggregate score of 3-2.
Here’s how the Red Devils fared in 120 minutes of open play at Old Trafford:
SERGIO ROMERO – 6
Continued his good form in the Europa League. Made some crucial saves to keep his team in the competition.
ANTONIO VALENCIA – 6
Had an average game. An attacking outlet down the right, but no end product from the Ecuadorian.
ERIC BAILLY – 7
A rock at the back.
MARCOS ROJO – 5
Got subbed off early in the game due to injury, but his decision to go off sooner rather than later nearly proved costly for United.
LUKE SHAW – 6
Attacked well on the left wing, but struggled in defence at times.
MICHAEL CARRICK – 6
Pull off some accurate passes, but failed to control the game as much as he usually does.
PAUL POGBA – 7
His sensational pass led to United’s opener. Hit the post with his headed effort, and missed a sitter in the second half.
JESSE LINGARD – 5
Forced the opposition goalkeeper into a diving save, but offered little else.
HENRIKH MKHITARYAN – 6
Continued his goalscoring form in Europe with yet another goal. Faded as the game passed, but showed glimpses of drive and creativity from time to time.
MARCUS RASHFORD – 9
Tormented the defence with his pace and skills. Assisted Mkhitaryan’s opener, and grabbed the terrific winner after getting moved into a more central position.
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC – 2
Invisible in the early stages of the game, despite his huge stature. Dropped too deep at times. Failed to convert some decent chances. Picked up an injury at the end of the first half of extra time – a blessing in disguise.
DALEY BLIND – 5
Nervy at the back. Mainly culpable while conceding the equaliser.
MAROUANE FELLAINI – 6
Made a positive impact from the bench. Involved in Rashford’s winner.
ANTHONY MARTIAL – 5
His introduction allowed Rashford to occupy a central role.