Player Ratings from Manchester United 2-1 CSKA Moscow

Sergio Romero (7)

Fairly quiet game. Could do nothing about a goal which was wrongly allowed. Crucial save late on meant United achieved their highest points tally in a UEFA Champions League group for nine years.

Antonio Valencia (6)

Surprised he started given the mammoth Manchester derby at the weekend. Solid and defensively astute again.

Victor Lindelof (7)

With confidence increasing match by match the Swede is now a lot more vocal in United’s defence. Started to shape moves in midfield by his willingness to bring the ball forward.

Chris Smalling (6)

Fairly anonymous throughout the 90 minutes, but a powerful cog for Mourinho to choose from when United are under the cosh.

Daley Blind (5)

If Blind isn’t careful he may find himself on the transfer list and on a one-way flight out of the club. Struggling to find the form of last year and with the possibility of a club buying another left-back the end may be nigh for the Dutchman.

Luke Shaw (8)

Had a point to prove and did exactly that. Could have got a goal from a volley and should have got an assist for Marcus Rashford. If he continues like that then Shaw may finally turn his career around.

Paul Pogba (8)

Predictably powerful, potent and priceless. Kept United ticking. Highlight of the game an outrageous bit of skill by the dugout, although his assist for Lukaku’s goal wasn’t too bad either.

Ander Herrera (7)

Substituted in the second half as a probable derby starter. Got the impression that the Spaniard ran at 70% tonight to save energy for the weekend. Still, an effective display in the centre of the park.

Juan Mata (7)

Silky smooth, acting as a super link between United’s midfield and forward line.

Marcus Rashford (7)

Fine strike to end his goal drought after rattling the post just after four minutes. Bursts of acceleration troubled the Russian back-line.

Romelu Lukaku (8)

Caused a nightmare for defenders with his mazy runs. Hold-up play vital in United’s ability to dominate periods. Deserved his goal.


Scott McTominay (5)

Shored up the midfield. Got booked.

Axel Tuanzebe (6)

Again, looked comfortable in any position in defence. Right-wing back was his position last night.