Manchester United 2-2 Sevilla: Player ratings from first-leg Europa League clash
Manchester United failed to capitalise on their first-half dominance against Sevilla, leaving the tie hanging in the balance ahead of the second leg in Spain.
Marcel Sabitzer’s seven-minute brace inside the opening half-hour against an out-of-form Sevilla side gave the Red Devils a comfortable cushion heading into the second half. However, after the break, United stars seemingly got a little too relaxed for their own good.
Bad luck in the final third, injuries to first-choice centre-backs, and two own goals followed and turned an easy tie for United into a coin-toss battle.
Here’s how Manchester United players rated in a disappointing draw.
David de Gea – 5
Made a couple of good saves in the first half, but like most of his teammates, was a spectator for the two own-goals.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7
A fine defensive performance from the 25-year-old on his 150th United appearance.
Raphael Varane – 6
Made a brilliant clearance off the line before coming off due to an injury.
Lisandro Martinez – 8
United finished the game with 10 men after the Argentine was carried off the pitch. Solid as usual before that.
Tyrell Malacia – 6
Misread the bounce of the ball that eventually flicked off him and went past De Gea.
Casemiro – 7
The experienced midfielder should’ve kept the ball better when it seemed his teammates were getting anxious.
Bruno Fernandes – 8
Another encouraging display as part of a double pivot. Will miss the second leg after receiving a questionable booking.
Marcel Sabitzer – 8
His best night in a United shirt was overshadowed by late drama.
Antony – 8
His brilliant effort could only kiss the woodwork. The side lost all control in the final third after he was taken off.
Jadon Sancho – 6
Started well and even managed to put the ball into the net, albeit disallowed for offside, but faded as the game progressed.
Anthony Martial – 9
The Frenchman ran rings around Sevilla’s defence and created Sabitzer’s second goal.
Harry Maguire – 5
Christian Eriksen – 5
Wout Weghorst – 5
Anthony Elanga – 5
Facundo Pellistri – N/A