Russian outfit FC Rostov hosted the mighty Manchester United in the first leg of the Round of 16 Europa League tie, which ended in a 1-1 draw thanks to goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aleksandr Bukharov.
Here’s how Jose Mourinho’s men fared during the game:
Sergio Romero – 6
Deputised well for David De Gea. Didn’t have much to do for much of the game, but was helpless while conceding the goal from close range. Dealth well with long balls.
Ashley Young – 6
Did well in defense and on the attack. Covered a lot of ground.
Phil Jones – 5.5
Was caught snoozing by Bukharov, who capitalized and scored the equaliser.
Chris Smalling – 6
Partly at fault for conceding the goal, but otherwise commanded the defence well.
Marcos Rojo – 6
Looked much more comfortable at center-back than he ever has at left-back.
Daley Blind – 6
The birthday boy did the job at the back, but didn’t provide much of a threat with his set-piece delivery.
Ander Herrera – 6
Very active in the middle of the park, but struggled on the poor pitch. Picked up a yellow.
Paul Pogba – 6
Failed to impact the game as much as he usually does. Hard surface got the best of him as well.
Marouane Fellaini – 7
Did the job he was selected for. His sublime chest control and witty pass was key in United’s opener.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 8
Worked hard throughout the game, and found the back of the net to cap off a good performance. Man of the match.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 6
Hardly got the chance to test the opposition goalkeeper, but provided a clever assist for Mkhitaryan’s goal.
Anthony Martial – 6
Injected some much-needed pace in the side.
Antonio Valencia – NA
Michael Carrick – NA
FC Rostov Player Ratings:
Medvedev – 6
Kalachev – 6
Mevlja – 7
Navas – 7
Granat – 5
Kudryashov – 7
Erokhin – 7
Gatcan – 6
Noboa – 7
Poloz – 6
Bukharov – 8
Terentjev – 6
Azmoun – 6