United, with their makeshift midfield of Phil Jones and Ryan Giggs, secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 5-0 victory and a commanding performance in Germany.
David de Gea – The Spaniard couldn’t do anything about either goal, but didn’t have much to do apart from that. 5/10 Chris Smalling – Great defender, but not a right-back. He struggles with the natural width […]
United travelled to Spain, knowing that a victory would take them within touching distance of the knockout stages of the Champions League. Instead, they jet back to Manchester after a dull, drab and disappointing 0-0 […]
Anders Lindegaard – The Dane didn’t have an awful lot to do. He kept Robert Snodgrass out from close range with a decent save. 6/10 Rafael – He was like a winger last night. He kept bombing forward […]
Certainly not a classic United performance, but it was a classic way for United to win. A lacklustre performance, trailing for the majority of the game, yet van Persie and Rooney equalisers, and a Hernandez […]
Following the disappointing result and performance at the week, it was important for United to get back on track and this midweek victory in the Champions League group stage was the perfect opportunity.
David de Gea – Couldn’t do anything about the equaliser, but made some smart saves when tested. 6/10 Rafael – Bombed forward at every opportunity which is something we’ve missed recently. Solid defensively. 6/10
If anyone reading the team sheets before the game had not heard of Adnan Januzaj, after this victory at Sunderland, everyone will know his name. A dreadful first half from the reds was salvaged by […]