Player Ratings: United 1 Astana 0

Romero: Barely anything to do in terms of making saves. Came off his line well a couple times…..

20 September 2019

Romero: Barely anything to do in terms of making saves. Came off his line well a couple times. Could have done better with his passing out. – 6

Dalot: Didn’t quite offer the width and the outlet that was needed on the right, especially in the first half. Needed to take on his man more and cross with more conviction. Fairly bad miss in the second too. – 5

Tuanzebe: Didn’t put a foot wrong defensively, calm and composed at the back, tried to move the ball quickly and got himself involved in the attack well. – 7

Jones: Made a couple of errors that could have been costly if Astana took their chances. Decent on the ball, but when defending looked as if he never wanted to fully commit to anything. An uneasy performance. – 5

Rojo: Comfortable game, whipped in a few good crosses, could have had an assist. Couple trademark ridiculous long shots, a silly challenge, and why not throw in a Rabona too? That’s our Rojo. – 6

Matic: Good defensive screening dealing with the long balls, but has to do better at moving the ball quicker, telegraphs every pass he makes. – 5

Fred: Energetic and did well at pressing and regaining possession, and a couple good efforts from range. However often dwelled on the ball for too long, and sometimes his first touch looked like it was going to cost him. – 5

Greenwood: Fantastic goal. Inches away from two. Looked much better in the box than out wide. Some nice interchanges with Gomes and Rashford. – 7

Gomes: Really nice range of passing, did well to find the space in very compact areas. Significant improvement on anyone else we’ve seen at 10 so far, but that’s not hard. Perhaps unlucky to be taken off. – 7

Chong: Poor game from the winger. Didn’t take on his man as much as he should have, and didn’t get involved in the build up play enough. Frustrating all round performance. – 4

Rashford: Got into goal scoring positions well, and on another day could even walk away with a couple of goals. Some nice creative link up play, helped bring the youngsters into play. Finishing needs to improve. – 6

Substitutes

Mata: Good impact from the bench, occupied some nice positions and played some good balls into the box and quickened the tempo. – 6

Lingard: Good off the ball movement to stretch the defence a bit. Often just a yard away from receiving the ball in a good position, looked caught on his heels a couple of times. – 5

Young: Brought some assurance to the defence, ran down the time with a good run. Dealt with the danger down his side at the end of the match relatively well. – 5

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