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Player Ratings: Manchester United 6-2 Roma

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Six. SIX. Lol.

Manchester United v AS Roma - UEFA Europa League Semi Final: Leg One Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

David De Gea: 6/10

Couldn’t do too much about either of the goals, but the cross for the second was a bit close to his goal. Good save at 3-2 to prevent Dzeko from equalizing.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 7/10

A helpful force going forward, especially in the second half. Not challenged much defensively.

Victor Lindelof: 6/10

Might’ve done more on the second goal, but generally did well.

Harry Maguire: 8/10

Might be faulted for the second goal, but a strong aerial presence throughout the match to deny Roma’s few opportunities to score. Good performance.

Luke Shaw: 9/10

Best Premier League left-back? Check. Best European left-back? Could be. Another influential performance down the left, and did so without a LW ahead of him to eat up defenders.

Scott McTominay: 6/10

Better in the second half, but not a convincing display. Got caught awkwardly a couple times.

Fred: 7/10

Turned it over in the build up to Roma’s second goal, but recovered well in the second half. Good work to control the game as United pushed for goals.

Paul Pogba: 9/10

Gave away the penalty for Roma to equalize, but otherwise was brilliant alongside Bruno. Involved in the buildup for the first three goals before scoring one of his own.

Bruno Fernandes: 10/10

Great influence from United’s talisman today. Brilliant performance in tandem with Pogba, scored a couple goals, set up a couple more, and is a primary reason United took control of this semi-final despite trailing at the break.

Marcus Rashford: 6/10

Ran a lot and tried to make things happen against Roma’s pedaling defenders, but didn’t influence the match too much. Seemed a bit isolated out right.

Edinson Cavani: 9/10

Missed a golden opportunity to equalize just before the break, but made up for it with two striker’s goals to pull United ahead 3-2 early in the second half. A proper striker.

Substitutes

Mason Greenwood: 7/10

Came on for Rashford and took his first chance brilliantly. Took the ball on the run in space down the right wing, turned well and set himself for a shot past Mirante to make it 6-2.

Nemanja Matic: N/A

Not much to do, late defensive sub.

Juan Mata: N/A

Came on late, but handsome as ever.

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 9/10

Ole learned from the best when it comes to half-time team talks, and it’s shown brilliantly this season. Another poor, sloppy first half followed by an energized, controlling second half display. He got his most important midfielders fired up at the break, according to Pogba, and the result was a five goal throttling to take control of the semi-final tie before heading to Rome next week. A very encouraging display for Ole and his squad as they try to get past a semi-final for the first time in 5 tries.