Barcelona vs Manchester United ended up becoming the classic it promised to be, even if it played out in the Europa League.
The intense attack-by-attack drama saw the home side grab a lead through Marcos Alonso only for it to be shattered minutes later by a fiery Marcus Rashford goal. The in-form Englishman then went on to lead a quick corner resulting in a Joules Kounde own goal and Barcelona truly looked to be in trouble if not for the spirited long shot from Raphinha to set things level heading into the Old Trafford tie next week.
Here’s how the Red Devils fared in their most memorable Camp Nou encounter since 1999.
David De Gea – 7.7
It can be argued that both goals could have benefited from the Spaniard’s simple involvement but he was a sight to behold in front of the net all night.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6.8
Appeared to be the weak cog going forward and squandered at least two goal-worthy chances due to his lack of finishing.
Raphael Varane – 7.2
The experienced maestro was prone to several errors in possession but was nevertheless resolute out of it.
Luke Shaw – 6.5
At centre-back he was not the usual tactical masterstroke and could have embarrassed Erik ten Hag with his amateurish clearances.
Tyrell Malacia – 7.0
Most tackles in the match of any player and was an absolute workhorse.
Casemiro – 7.2
Was arrogant in a positive way but caused the error which led to Barca’s equaliser.
Fred – 7.5
Did little wrong but has to work on his long-distance shots.
Bruno Fernandes – 7.2
Whenever he drifted wide he was unsure but serviced the forwards well.
Wout Weghorst – 5.5
With the fewest touches of any outfield player, Weghorst did not look like a United-caliber striker in the slightest.
Jadon Sancho – 7.5
Created chance after chance and looked very promising.
Marcus Rashford – 8.8
Single-handedly carried the game in the second-half and looked to score at every chance he got.
Alejandro Garnacho – 7.0
The lone United substitute of the game displayed adequate swagger during his time on the pitch.