Manchester United drew their home match against Celta Vigo 1-1. But they went through to the finals of the Europa League on aggregate goal difference.
United had a very subdued performance as Celta kept them pinned into their own half for most of the time. But United managed to smash and grab one goal early in the first half. Even though Celta managed to equalise in the second half but United went go through to the finals.
Manchester United player ratings:
Sergio Romero: 6.5/10
Romero was again the goalkeeper of choice for Mourinho in European competitions. He had a fairly decent outing and made some good enough saves. Even though Celta dominated the game but they did not actually trouble Romero very much.
Daley Blind: 6.5/10
Had another solid game at the back and defended strongly against the likes of Aspas and company.
Eric Bailly: 6/10
Bailly had a good game in the defense but had one flashing point late into the match which saw him sent off the pitch. United could have paid a heavy price if the referee would not have sent a Celta player off as well.
Matteo Darmian: 6.5/10
Darmian had a good enough game with no real talking points.
Antonio Valencia: 7/10
Valencia was very good in his right back role as he made a series of good forward runs.
Paul Pogba: 7/10
Not a very dominant force in midfield on the night but made some good forward passes and controlled the play on certain occasions. But it was nowhere close to a performance that Pogba is capable of.
Ander Herrera: 7.5/10
Did a lot of running all throughout the pitch for most of the match. He was dedicated towards his job as a holding midfielder and he marshalled his midfield in a fine manner. But at the end, it did look like he was suffering from cramps.
Fellaini was definitely the surprise package of the match as far as Manchester United are concerned. Mourinho put him in midfield to negate the ariel threat. Even though he was his usual clumsy self for most of the match, but he did manage to score the all important goal for Manchester United on the night. In the second half also, he pulled out a good enough shot which was saved by the goalkeeper.
The Armenian caused some headaches to the Celta Vigo defence whenever he had the ball at his feet. Everything he went on a forward run Celta would try and crowd him out. Even after that Mkhitaryan managed to make some fine runs into the opponents area and caused a lot of problems.
Caused a fair bit of trouble with his pace and agility made some good forward runs.
He has been growing in stature with each passing game and against Celta he was easily the best Manchester United player on the pitch. He provided the cross through which Fellaini scored United’s only goal of the match. His work rate was commendable as he ran around the pitch endlessly.
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