Player Ratings: Saint-Etienne 0-1 Manchester United – Mkhi scores winner

Sergio Romero – Wasn’t really tested but did alright for the most part. Could distribute better, though. 6/10

Ashley Young – Once again deputised at right-back and played well. Didn’t give the Saint-Etienne winger a sniff. 7/10

Chris Smalling – He’s been average recently, but today was an improvement. He looked very solid. 6/10

Eric Bailly – Saw red for two daft bookings. One was a foul, the other wasn’t. However, he did dive in recklessly. 5/10

Daley Blind – Good going backwards, but he’s limited in an attacking sense at times. 5/10

Michael Carrick – Kept things ticking over nicely as per usual. Subbed in the second half. 6/10

Marouane Fellaini – Not brilliant, but not awful either. He just doesn’t have that ability to find that cutting edge pass that splits open the defence. 4/10

Paul Pogba – Grew into the game and bossed the midfield. Shown some great touches and nice bits of skill. 6/10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Scored the sole goal of the game with a deft little toe-poke. However, his game was marred with an injury. I hope he’s alright for the final. 6/10

Juan Mata – His ball into Mkhitaryan was sublime. As per usual, his movement was brilliant and he linked the play up well. 6/10

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Looked hungry to score yet another goal against the French side, but couldn’t find the opening he needed.  6.5/10

Subs:

Marcus Rashford – Brought some pace into the game. Had a couple of chances but his touch let him down when it mattered most.

Bastian Schweinsteiger – Controlled things and played some brilliant balls. Surely he deserves a start soon?

Marcos Rojo – Did alright for the twenty minutes he was on the pitch.

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