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.
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.