Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-2 Sevilla

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Manchester United hosted Spanish side Sevilla in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 encounter at Old Trafford. The match ended 1-2 in favour of the away side, which sealed its place in the last eight.

After a 0-0 result in the first leg tie, Wissam Ben Yedder came on as a substitute to break the United hearts with a stellar brace in the return leg, before Romelu Lukaku bagged one consolation goal towards the end.

Here’s how Jose Mourinho’s men fared during the encounter against Sevilla:

David de Gea: 5
The first goal that was conceded had De Gea helpless. The second was saved, but it still creeped in. Did manage to deny Yedder the hat-trick with a one-on-one save.

Antonio Valencia: 4
After a decent first half, was culpable for Sevilla’s goal after losing possession.

Eric Bailly: 4
Almost gave away a chance to Sevilla after a poor pass in the first half, but made amends with a fabulous diving tackle to deny Correa going on goal later in the game. Did not mark the line for the second goal.

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Chris Smalling: 5
Looked composed and made some fine looking interceptions and blocks. Like Bailly, was poor for the second goal.

Ashley Young: 4
Despite doing an able job at left-back, his crosses down the flank let him down badly. Was sloppy in the second half.

Nemanja Matic: 5
Had to cope with a lot of defensive duties as well. Looked composed and stable on the ball.

Marouane Fellaini: 4
Went for a shot from a close angle, which was saved easily. Did not use his height to purpose and was substituted ahead of the hour mark.


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Marcus Rashford: 5
Was sloppy with passes and showed flashes of brilliance too, with some great runs and a peach of a ball to almost find Lukaku. Made an assist from a corner.

Jesse Lingard: 6
Laid Lukaku for a clear open shot before almost finding him with a cross yet again. Looked lively on the pitch.

Alexis Sanchez: 3
Not convincing from the former Arsenal man. Lost the ball away on numerous occasions and made some wayward passes.


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Romelu Lukaku: 7
The only player that looked like creating something. Held the play well and was denied by some sturdy defending after his opening miss. Scored a brilliant goal from Rashford’s corner.


Paul Pogba: 5
Had a shot that whisked past the post, but could not open up Sevilla’s backline.

Anthony Martial: 4
Did not have much say after coming on to the pitch.

Juan Mata: 6
Came on as a substitute, and almost found Lukaku on goal, but Sevilla saw the threat off. Played a role for United’s goal.

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