Here’s how the third round of group stage matches went for every Red Devil involved at UEFA Euro 2020.
Harry Maguire: The Manchester United captain made his first appearance in the tournament and did not disappoint. His zipped pass to Harry Kane showed everyone just how much United missed him in the Europa League final and what England lacked in the first two games. He didn’t look fully up to pace, but that’s expected after being on the sidelines for a month. He’ll certainly start in the round of 16.
Luke Shaw: Shaw’s brilliant pass in the first couple of minutes for the marauding Raheem Sterling should’ve materialized into an assist. The left-back was a beacon of consistency for United last season, and he’s been the same for the three lions in his two outings. There should be no doubts about his place as England’s number one left-back going into the next round.
Marcus Rashford: Used as a late substitute once again by Southgate, Rashford was part of the build-up to Jordan Henderson’s goal that was called off-side. Rashford received the ball from the left from Luke Shaw before passing it to Jadon Sancho on the right, linking up with him and forcing the goal. A sign of things to come?
Paul Pogba: Paul Pogba was phenomenal once again. Portugal afforded the Frenchman time and space on the ball, and he made them pay with a performance that might’ve bested the one in the game against Germany. It wasn’t enough to get France the three points but helped them top the group.
Bruno Fernandes: Fernandes hasn’t had the best tournament and was called on as a late sub. He was his usual self, trying to make things happen and take Portugal over the line. He’s unlikely to start in the round of 16 as it looks like Renato Sanches’ form in the tournament has made it easier for Fernando Santos to come up with a balanced midfield.
Diogo Dalot: The right-back made his first appearance for the national side as a late sub and helped his side hold on to the draw.
Scott McTominay: Unfortunately for the academy graduate, Scotland saved their only poor performance in the tournament for the end and were knocked out. The Scots just never got going against Croatia, perhaps due to the injury to Gilmour. McTominay played his usual right centre-back role for the Scots, and it’ll be interesting to see if he plays this role more often for the Reds.
David De Gea: Spain finally made up for their tedious but effective display with a 5-0 romping of Slovakia. The Spaniards have been solid at the back in all three games, meaning De Gea is unlikely to win back the no. 1 spot from Unai Simon anytime soon.
Victor Lindelof: There was no clean sheet for Victor Lindelof and the Swedes this time around. The Swedes had already qualified, and Robert Lewandowski’s solo act wasn’t enough to stop them from topping the group.
Dylan Levitt: Levitt finally made an appearance as a late substation. Appearing in an international competition will do the 20-year-old a world of good. He’s unlikely to feature in the knockout rounds, but the experience should still be of great value.
Daniel James: The Italians have arguably been the team of the tournament, and it wasn’t easy for James or his teammates, but you can always count on the winger to put a good shift in. He’ll be gearing to go in the round of 16, having been quite impressive so far.