2016/17 Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-0 FC Rostov

Sergio Romero – Outstanding. Some of the saves he made, David de Gea would have been proud of. 7/10

Antonio Valencia – He’s just an animal. Tony V works tirelessly all game and showed no signs of letting up. 7/10

Eric Bailly – Nice to see him back, but he didn’t have all that much to do as Rostov just sat deep. 5/10

Chris Smalling – Similar to Bailly really. Had an easy game. Perhaps could have moved forward more often. 5/10

Marcos Rojo – Was tiring late on, and actually had to eat a banana mid-game. Did well, though. 6/10

Daley Blind – Didn’t really offer enough going forward from that left-wing back role. 5/10

Ander Herrera – As per usual, he hurried the Rostov midfielders and won the ball back plenty of times. Final ball was lacking, though. 6/10

Paul Pogba – Very average again. Had to be subbed off through injury. 4/10

Juan Mata – Scored the all-important goal and looked like United’s best attacking threat all-round with some brilliant through balls. 8/10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Did alright. Lively enough, but perhaps should’ve scored in the first half. 6/10

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Led the line relatively well. Didn’t really have any clear cut chances to score. 6/10

Subs:

Marouane Fellaini – Came in in place of Pogba and definitely did better than the Frenchman.

Phil Jones – Was brought on as Blind was injured. Looked like the Chelsea game was still affecting him as he was exhausted.

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