2016/17 Player Ratings: Anderlecht 1-1 Manchester United

Sergio Romero – Didn’t really have an awful lot to do, except pick the ball out of the back of his net. 6/10

Antonio Valencia – Great to have him back in the starting eleven.

Eric Bailly – Defenders have a tough job. They can play great for the majority and one mistake can cost them. Where was he for their goal? 5/10

Marcos Rojo – Solid for 80 minutes, but one lapse in concentration allowed Anderlecht away back into the tie. 5/10

Matteo Darmian – He’s always pretty good defensively, but the issue tends to come when he’s on the attack. 5/10

Michael Carrick – The best player on the field and it was excellent to see him back at his best. Controlled the tempo wonderfully. 8/10

Paul Pogba – Bossed the game for about 70 minutes. Was pinging excellent balls forward into his teammates and looked great. Had a chance to double United’s lead as the game was winding down, but he couldn’t take it. 7/10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Scored the goal to put us in the lead but honestly, he was pretty quiet aside from that. 6/10

Jesse Lingard – Made some intelligent runs and once again, proved his worth to Mourinho. 6/10

Marcus Rashford – Worked tirelessly on the wings and had a positive impact on the game in that regard. Needs to get into the box more often because he always looks so menacing. 6/10

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Led from the front pretty well. Brought teammates into play where possible, but didn’t really have any clear-cut chances 5/10

Subs:

Anthony Martial – Very poor. Couldn’t beat his man and had a bit of a shocker.

Marouane Fellaini – Threw his weight around, but his marking for Anderlecht’s equaliser was questionable.

Tim Fosu-Mensah – Not enough time to make an impact on the match.

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