Swansea City 0-2 Manchester United: Player Ratings

Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring goal with Jesse Lingard.

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Following a boring draw and a shock defeat in the Premier League against Liverpool and Huddersfield respectively, Manchester United returned to winning ways on Tuesday night, as they beat Swansea City 2-0 in the Carabao Cup.

Here’s how Jose Mourinho’s men fared during the fourth round encounter:

SERGIO ROMERO: 6
Completed more dribbles (1) than the entire Swansea team in the first half, and made a brilliant save from an Abraham shot. Had little else to do otherwise.

MATTEO DARMIAN: 7
Had a decent game at right-back – his more natural position. Provided a great cross to assist Lingard’s second goal.

AXEL TUANZEBE: 7
Played a huge part in the second goal. Very comfortable with the ball at his feet.

CHRIS SMALLING: 7
The captain on the night. Performed some crucial last-ditch defending, but missed a free header to add to his side’s goal tally.

VICTOR LINDELOF: 5
Looked shaky at times, and continued to face a tough time dealing with high balls.

DALEY BLIND: 6
Was decent going forward, but almost scored an own goal with his attempt at a defensive header.

ANDER HERRERA: 7
Led the team from the middle of the park.

SCOTT MCTOMINAY: 6
Went marshalling on some terrific runs. Made his aerial presence known.

JESSE LINGARD: 8
Enjoyed his free role by scoring two good goals – first a nice right-footed finish, and second a well-placed header. Man of the match.

ANTHONY MARTIAL: 6
Played more centrally than usual, but failed to make a proper impact on the game.

MARCUS RASHFORD: 6
His witty flick led to United’s first goal of the game.

SUBSTITUTES –

NEMANJA MATIC: 6
Ensured his side maintained the clean sheet.

ROMELU LUKAKU: 5
No notable impact from the bench.

LUKE SHAW: NA
Came on too late.

 



Written by Kunal Kambli  

An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.

 

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