Very few emerge with credit from the defeat to Sevilla

David De Gea (4)

Poor reflexes on the second goal which in reality the Spaniard, up to his usual self, would have kept out easily.

Antonio Valencia (4)

Quality of crossing unbelievable and struggled as the game entered its latter stages.

Eric Bailly (5)

Sloppy in possession but crucial block saved United before the home side eventually crumbled.

Chris Smalling (3)

Will be on the summer transfer list. Inconsistency costing him at the moment. Brilliant againt Liverpool and scored against Crystal Palace yet tonight was all over the place. Also missed a sitter at the back post.

Ashley Young (4)

Big problem. Suitable against a side like Liverpool where concentration was centred around marking one man, Mo Salah, but lacked the necessary drive and ambition of a great United left-back to keep his position in the team.

Nemanja Matic (5)

Typically solid from the Serb whose positioning was most of the time correct. Tried to rally the troops in midfield but it was a failed plan from the start.

Marouanne Fellaini (4)

Starting him and Matic as a pivot in midfield was one of Mourinho’s worst, if not the worst, managerial decision he has undertaken at United. Fellaini is a squad player at bench, someone to use in a reactive situation and not when you are forming a gameplan in a European knockout game.

Jesse Lingard (4)

After the first five minutes you’d have expected Lingard to get on the score-sheet but presence on the pitch faded as United slowed in the centre of the park.

Alexis Sanchez (3)

Hasn’t adapted t0 the style of football at the club. Too deep, too narrow and making too many unecessary runs. Run out of times he has lost the ball in possession, mostly because he is trying too hard.

Marcus Rashford (4)

Another Mourinho howler. Brandished to the right after his stunning performance against Liverpool at the weekend. Bright but ineffective.

Romelu Lukaku (6)

Best player by quite a distance. Hold up play has improved in the last month and he is now turning into a forward lively in most moments of every game. Team let him down. Too isolated and when the Belgian did latch onto the ball in the six yard box he found the net.


Paul Pogba (4)

Huge reception when the Frenchamn arrived on the pitch as United fans hoped their midfield talisman would change the game but Pogba tried too much and delivered too little.

Anthony Martial (5)

A bit like Rashford, drove into spaces with bursts of acceleration but indecisive around the box.

Juan Mata (5)

Should have started and a few neat passes late on, which steadied the tempo, proved that.

Man of the Match: Romelu Lukaku

When United players doubted themselves to go against what looked like the gameplan set out by Mourinho from minute one, Lukaku essentially ignored it and took the game into his own hands. And rightly so. Feeding off scraps at the moment but is making the most out of them. Again, against Sevilla, the Belgian found himself so isolated yet linked up the play extremely well and could not have done any more to attempt to alter the score-line in United’s favour.