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Reds Roundup: UEFA Euro Group Stage Round 2

Here’s how every Manchester United player did in the second round of group stage fixtures at UEFA Euro 2020...

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Here’s how the second round of group stage matches went for every Red Devil involved at UEFA Euro 2020.


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Harry Maguire: Maguire didn’t play again, but it’s been strongly hinted he will play for the final group stage match against the Czech Republic. He’s reportedly recovered well from his injury suffered against Liverpool, and with a couple weeks of full training under his belt he will be approaching match sharpness once again.

Luke Shaw: Shaw got a start over Trippier in this one, though many have argued he didn’t make the most of it. He did let one dangerous chance through him, but for the most part was a useful wide presence. One of England’s more progressive players, and had a couple chances as well.

Marcus Rashford: Used as a late substitute again by Southgate, and certainly could have been a useful reinforcement to the attack, but England’s biggest problems were undoubtedly in the midfield setup. Rice and Phillips sat quite deep, forcing Mason Mount to do much of the progressive work and leaving the middle of the pitch above Scotland’s 18-yard box largely empty. Scotland’s compact defense was rarely threatened.


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Paul Pogba: Not as influential perhaps as we saw against Germany, but still a calm and forward thinking midfield presence. Some key interceptions and passes forward from Pogba, but not enough to get all three points as France again fail to score more than once.


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Bruno Fernandes: Bruno was unfortunately a passenger for much of the game against Germany. A tough 4-2 loss for Portugal featured typical German control of possession, and costly defensive mistakes across the back four saw Portugal’s early advantage wasted. Bruno was subbed late after failing to make an influence in the doomed comeback attempt.

Diogo Dalot: Due to an unfortunate injury to Joao Cancelo, Dalot has been called up to the Portugal squad. It will be the right back’s first international tournament for the first team, and he could see the pitch soon due to a costly performance against Germany from Nelson Semedo.


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Scott McTominay: McTominay put in an excellent shift for Scotland as they held onto a 0-0 draw against England at Wembley. England were flat, and playing both Rice and Phillips was redundant in a match where they controlled possession for large stretches. However, Scotland were able to influence the match as well, particularly through strong defensive performances from Paul Robertson, Kieran Tierney, and United’s own Scotty McSauce.



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David De Gea: Spain are on the ropes now, with just two points from their first two games. Defense is not much of a problem for them however, meaning De Gea is unlikely to win back the no. 1 spot from Unai Simon anytime soon.


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Victor Lindelof: Sweden have impressively taken control of their group going into the final matchday. A 1-0 win over Slovakia secured three points for them, and a good chance of achieving a spot in the round of 16 regardless of their result against Poland in the last round of the group stage. Lindelof was excellent again, helping Sweden to consecutive clean sheets.


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Dylan Levitt: Levitt went unused again in Wales’ second match, might see action against Italy. Both teams have secured their place in the Round of 16, so it could be time to rotate the squads.

Daniel James: James was crucial again for Wales against Turkey, and his speed on the left wing gave them a great advantage against a team that struggled to match speed. With Gareth Bale down the right Wales had a well balanced width to their attack, opening up space for Aaron Ramsey and company to work centrally, and providing excellent opportunities throughout.