Manchester United 2-2 Sevilla: Player ratings from first-leg Europa League clash

Manchester United midfielder Marcel Sabitzer and Bruno Fernandes with teammates.

Marcel Sabitzer celebrates scoring the first goal for Manchester United against Sevilla Reuters/Lee Smith.

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