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Reds Roundup: UEFA Euro Semi-finals

Four Red Devils are onto the final!

England v Denmark - UEFA Euro 2020: Semi-final Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Here’s how every Manchester United player at UEFA Euro 2020 performed in the Semi-Final stage.


England v Denmark - UEFA Euro 2020: Semi-final Photo by Eddie Keogh - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

Harry Maguire: Maguire was once again outstanding for England. The Manchester United captain was crucial for the Three Lions in defense, and apart from the period of dominance in which Denmark scored via a free kick there was very little in the game for them. England held the Danes mostly to chances outside the box, and an xG of just 0.31. The second half and extra time were dominated by England, and Maguire nearly put them ahead a couple of times, only to be denied by the glove of arguably the man of the match, Kasper Schmeichel.

Jadon Sancho: Manchester United’s new man didn’t see the pitch after a dazzling display against Ukraine in the Quarterfinal, but could get a chance to make a difference in the final next Sunday against Italy.

Luke Shaw: Luke Shaw wasn’t as domineering as he was in the previous two knockout matches, but was useful nonetheless at stopping a team that gets many of its chances from its wing backs. Shaw did give away the free kick that led to Damsgaard’s goal, but apart from that he held ground well and advanced the ball.

Marcus Rashford: Like Sancho, Rashford was not a participant in the Semi-final win over Denmark. It hasn’t been the tournament of opportunity that he and many fans might have hoped it would be for him, but it’s hard to break into a team with the likes of Raheem Sterling putting in Player of the Tournament performances nearly every match.


Italy v Spain - UEFA Euro 2020: Semi-final Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images

David De Gea: Despite their best efforts against a powerful Italy team, De Gea and company will be heading home after losing on penalties. Luis Enrique’s tactics worked well to make Italy uncomfortable, but forcing extra time and penalties was all they could manage. De Gea will get a bit of time off before returning to Carrington to prepare for next season.