Manchester United are out of the Champions League after 2-1 loss in the second leg against Sevilla. The Spanish outfit outplayed the woeful Reds throughout the game and deservedly progress to the quarter-finals.
Alexis Sánchez was shocking, Paul Pogba was poor and José Mourinho’s style of play in big games comes into question once again.
David De Gea: 5.5
After carrying United through the opening fixture, it wasn’t the Spaniard’s greatest performance. Until the goal, De Gea wasn’t tested all too much until he picked the ball out of the back of net. He reacted to Ben Yedder’s goal too late and ended up parrying the ball onto the post and into his own net. Made a great 1v1 save in the final minutes to stop the result from going beyond embarrassing.
Antonio Valencia: 4
The skipper didn’t cover himself in glory against Sevilla tonight. Never got forward in the game and defensively out of position on numerous occasions. Subbed for Juan Mata.
Chris Smalling: 4
Played reasonably well in the first-half, defending effectively. However, as the game progressed and United’s nervousness showed, Smalling looked more flustered on the ball and at the back. Missed two great chances to score.
Eric Bailly: 5
Made several great tackles and last-ditch defending during the game, but his performance faded, much like his teammates. Could join one of three players culpable of letting Correa have a free header that led to Sevilla’s second.
Ashley Young: 4.5
After his magnificent performance against Mohammed Salah, Young had a hangover performance. Defensively he was suspect, while invisible offensively.
Marouane Fellaini: 5
Poor on the ball at times, and expectedly off pace considering his time injured. Had United’s best chance in the first-half, surging through via good link-up play and his powerful shot was well saved.
Nemanja Matić: 5.5
Defended well but superbly slow on the ball. Chased the ball persistently and was all over the field trying to help United defensively.
Jesse Lingard: 4.5
The attacking four promised so much, yet delivered so little. A frustrating afternoon where Lingard and Sanchez found each other doing the same role. Especially in the first-half, Lingard would drift inside, congesting the space, while offering no width whatsoever.
Alexis Sánchez: 4
Arguably his worst performance in a United shirt. Looked completely off pace from the first whistle. Wasteful on the ball and derived of any ideas creatively, very poor.
Marcus Rashford: 6
Rashford didn’t build on his stellar weekend performance. Gave United the most passion and movement, driving at players and trying to influence the game. However, his final touch was lacking and his service into Lukaku was poor.
Romleu Lukaku: 6
The best of a bad bunch. Held up the ball well but found it tough against Sevilla’s dogged defense. Grabbed a goal but missed key opportunities as well.
Paul Pogba (Sub, 60’): 4
Offered nothing when he came on and his performance was epitomized by a wasteful pass out of play when United were chasing the game.
Juan Mata (Sub, 77’): 6
Made a difference when he came on for Antonio Valencia, too little, too late.
Anthony Martial (Sub, 77’): 5
Gave United more width than Lingard.
José Mourinho: 3
Unambitious and negative in his team selection. Lingard and Sanchez played in each other’s pockets for large portions of the game without linking between one another. United were out-played and out-fought.
Sevilla looked hungrier, more determined, more fired-up and had better quality; all needed to win a game of this magnitude. A very disappointing evening for Mourinho and Manchester United.